70-200 VR II-Metallic flakes again

Started Jul 20, 2011 | Discussions
ofior Contributing Member • Posts: 583
70-200 VR II-Metallic flakes again

Swear I serched for this before I posted, but did not find anything conclusive.

I just received one of these that I bought refurbed from Nikon. Seems to work great, no issues, but looking inside I can see metallic flake effect tha some complained about in the past. Has it ever been determined what that is? Has anyone experienced problems because of it? Some claim they are metal shavings, if that is the case, would they not be loose, and damage the close tolerance mechanims of the lens in a very short time?

Any thoughts?

Ozzie Fior

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Yes.

https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/45930
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OP ofior Contributing Member • Posts: 583
Re: Yes.

Thank you!

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pete_mb Regular Member • Posts: 226
Re: Yes.

Wow, Nikon Europe obviously know more about lenses than apostrophes

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

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OP ofior Contributing Member • Posts: 583
Re: Yes.

And as evidenced by reading their message, I'd hate to suspect the opposite is true!

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nirvana0001 Contributing Member • Posts: 902
Re: 70-200 VR II-Metallic flakes again

I haven't heard any problem regarding to this issue, and unlikely will be. But for $2000, I'd expect perfect molding.

OP ofior Contributing Member • Posts: 583
Re: 70-200 VR II-Metallic flakes again

Well, not perfect, but I do not really cares if the lens performs as expected and there is no consequence? You really neeed to look inside the lens to see it, just checking with other users see if there's anything to worry about.

Cheers

Ozzie

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apaflo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,854
Re: 70-200 VR II-Metallic flakes again

ofior wrote:

Well, not perfect, but I do not really cares if the lens performs as expected and there is no consequence? You really neeed to look inside the lens to see it, just checking with other users see if there's anything to worry about.

Cheers

Ozzie

Heh heh, use that "not perfect" lens for awhile... and then decide if you care whether some idiot thinks the molding has be be anything other than what it is!

It is an absolutely fantastic lens! On a lark I actually stacked a TC20EIII with a Kenko Pro 300 1.4x TC on the 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII and was astounded by the acceptable results. I would not have expected a fixed focal length lens to be good enough for that.

Here is a 100% crop from an image shot with stacked TC's. ISO is 3200, shutter speed was 1/5000, aperture was stopped down to f/9 (maximum for that combination is f/8) and the camera is a D3S. (That is a King Eider duck, in an open lead in the Arctic Ocean ice about two miles offshore from Barrow Alaska on May 13,2011.)

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