Nikon 105mm f2.8 Micro Defective?

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Nikon 105mm f2.8 Micro Defective?
Mar 18, 2014

Hey everyone,

I just received my brand new Nikon 105mm f2.8 Micro lens. What a beautiful lens, but I was wondering if I received a defective copy.

1). Whenever I slide my VR button to "off", I hear a spring sound. Which is uncommon since I never heard of this sound from other lenses.

2). Furthermore, when I shake the lens, I hear a rattling this also from the VR?

3). Furthermore, upon investigating, I see a small speck in the lens itself. I am not sure if it is a dust speck or a small piece of glass, but it is visible from the back of the lens, not the front element.

And are these three problems considered normal?

Overall, great lens and wanted to make sure I received a good copy. If not, I will send it back, but not sure about their availability.

Thanks in advance!

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