I bought a 70-200 2.8 last week and when it arrived it looked like this, I sent it back for exchange and the company called today and told me the replacement has the same issue.
The felt inside the mount was cracked and the replacement lens they want to send has the same issue. Other than that the lens seemed to work fine.
I don’t know anyone here with a nikon 70-200 so I don’t have anything to compare to. It doesn’t look like any of my other lens’.
No one at the company has seen this before either, let alone in two lens' and think it may be due to Nikon outsourcing some of their manufacturing after the tsunami.
So does yours look this?
Is this a problem I should be concerned about?
If yours is different would it be possible for you to post a photo so I can see what "normal" is?
So many questions so few active brain cells, arrrgh!
Thanking you in advance