Broken M/A ring on 80-200 2.8

Started Sep 24, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Joe Ruggeri Regular Member • Posts: 170
Broken M/A ring on 80-200 2.8

The plastic M/A focus ring (to switch between manual & auto focus) on my 80-200 f2.8 has cracked and broken (see photo below). While the lens is still usable, the ring does not stay locked in place, which means when I want to use AF, I have to check the ring each and every time I focus.

Anybody else run into this problem? Any idea of repair cost? Lens is a little more than 2 years old.

And why would Nikon use such cheap plastic on a lens that is other wise built like a tank??

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