Dust inside brand new 70-200mm: Exchange or keep?

Started Feb 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Dust inside brand new 70-200mm: Exchange or keep?
In reply to entlassen, Feb 26, 2013

entlassen wrote:

I am inspecting a new 70-200mm VRII and see a noticeable speck of dust behind the front element. It is big enough for me to easily see it without even having to shine a flashlight down the lens. I understand that dust will inevitably find its way into all lenses, but I do have the option of exchanging for a new one. I don't have OCD, but I feel a bit of pain accepting a $2100 purchase knowing that it has imperfections on Day 1.

What would you guys do?

I would change it out. It does not effect your images but it will always be in the lens (but might move around from time to time)

It is a pain when your excited about using a new lens and have to ship it back..but these things happen.

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