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    Does your 70-200 look like this?

    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
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    I'm not sure whether this is what the imperfect "baffles" look like but read here:
    http://bythom.com/nikkor-70-200-VR-II-lens.htm
    Scroll to near the bottom of the page just above the "Compared to previous 70-200mm" section.

    I don't have a 70-200mm so I can do a comparison for you but maybe others can chime in. I presume yours is the VRII version?
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    There is nothing wrong with the lens.

    Mine was bought new in 2004 :


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    Hmm... I just did some research and I don't think what you're looking at is the internal baffle.
    See here:
    https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/...41/r_id/127673
    The reference is looking from the front element. Your imperfection is on the rear, around the lens mount.

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    Sorry but yes VR II 2.8 etc.

    Thanks for the links, I haven't read them yet but I will now.

    Thanks for the pics Sar, although yours does look "tighter" if that makes sense, is there any particular reason you think there's nothing wrong with the lens I got?

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    I have a VRII I have never noticed that.
    Looks like a factory second? refurbish?
    there are chips on the inner edges

    I wouldn't be happy with it, and for a lens of this price it should be something you are proud to own, not a slightly defective/hope it works well/losing sleep over it.

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    heres what mine looks like
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    Yeah, mine would look like the above. Always thought it looked a bit funny, but works fine...no problems..
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    Never seen a lens with fur in it.Is this the future?????

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    The fur, is actually flocking, and it's put there ot stop internal reflections.

    Lenses have had internal flocking for many years.
    All my photos are taken with recycled pixels.
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    On a Nikon its flocking great too
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    Mine looks fine, however, mine also has a small piece of felt tape stuck there as well:

    These are quick shots taken with my 24-70 and straight from the camera and not processed as I am at work and have no post process programs.




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    Just had a look at mine and as others have said all is fine.
    Feel free to edit any of my pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildenikon View Post
    Mine is in perfect condition, but one thing I notice is that it is very tight on the camera, much more so than any other lens
    mines the complete opposite..in fact its looser than I would prefer .... Nikon disclaim the loose fit of these lenses but indicating that its a allowance for expansion of the mating surfaces ...

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