So I was on a month long trip and ended up dropping my Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8 and now it's blurred.
I am not the original owner of the lens but when I bought it he gave me the original sales receipt.
At first I was like cool I can still send it in but when reading the warranty card it specifically states:
<b>This warranty does not cover non-manufacturing problems including, but not limited to:
1) Damage caused by misuse, accident, or careless handling
2) Damage caused by water, fungus or other foreign substances
3) Damage caused by tampering, repair or attempt to repair by any unauthorized repair service or individual</b>
So my question should I send it anyways and hope for free repair or just buy a new lens? Or is there any other place that could fix it for me?