2.8/70-200 G SSMII won't focus anymore

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OP emilyz Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: 2.8/70-200 G SSMII won't focus anymore

Thanks for the suggestion, Tom. I will take a good look at the Tamron.

I sent my 2.8/70-200 to Photo Tech (in NJ), and a quote to repair just arrived. They found a microscopic dent at the front of the barrel. This was most likely caused by shipping two years ago when I bought it used, because it arrived with a damaged front cover. They claim - without any disassembly -- that this dent indicates a distorted barrel, which interferes with focusing. Needless to say, the lens worked perfectly until it stopped focusing just recently and I never dropped it. They may be right or wrong, but their quote is about as much as this lens is worth -- after the repair.

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