Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?

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crazydoglady Regular Member • Posts: 109
Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?

Has anyone heard of the 24-70mm f/2.8E developing the same grinding problem that affected the older G version? I want to buy one, but not if it potentially has the same issue!  I had a 24-70mm f2.8G a while ago and had to send it back. However, I miss the zoom range and considering buying the new one.

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Nikon33 Senior Member • Posts: 1,465
Re: Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?
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I have the lens, no problems so far. It is an amazing lens.

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RoyC01
RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
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NO. Mine is great.

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gnet158 Senior Member • Posts: 2,821
Re: Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?

Too soon to tell.  Give it a year or two.

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RoyC01
RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
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gnet158 wrote:

Too soon to tell. Give it a year or two.

Already have personally given one 3 years.

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gnet158 Senior Member • Posts: 2,821
Re: Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?

RoyC01 wrote:

gnet158 wrote:

Too soon to tell. Give it a year or two.

Already have personally given one 3 years.

As always, YMMV depending on use, conditions, and storage.  I'm sure there are many first gen lens that are still doing fine.

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RoyC01
RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
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gnet158 wrote:

RoyC01 wrote:

gnet158 wrote:

Too soon to tell. Give it a year or two.

Already have personally given one 3 years.

As always, YMMV depending on use, conditions, and storage. I'm sure there are many first gen lens that are still doing fine.

So true. But in all of this time I have not read from anyone having that issue. I have read a lot of post asking the same question and they have all been answered the same way by many different owners.

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PHXAZCRAIG
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I don't think so
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I've got both the g and the e versions, and I bought the new one on vacation because the old one was rapidly developing grind.  (In a couple days it went to the point I wasn't sure I'd be able to change zoom positions soon).    That was Spring of 2016.   The g I had was about 5 years old and had extensive travel use.   The new one has no grind, so far.

When I bought the g, there were already reports out of zoom grind, and the cost to fix it.  I have not heard of a single case of zoom grind on the new version, which in itself seems quite an improvement.  Maybe Nikon has made a critical change somewhere.  It seems the new ones are more reliable.   That said, the new one now has a vr module to fail.

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RoyC01
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Re: I don't think so

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

I've got both the g and the e versions, and I bought the new one on vacation because the old one was rapidly developing grind. (In a couple days it went to the point I wasn't sure I'd be able to change zoom positions soon). That was Spring of 2016. The g I had was about 5 years old and had extensive travel use. The new one has no grind, so far.

When I bought the g, there were already reports out of zoom grind, and the cost to fix it. I have not heard of a single case of zoom grind on the new version, which in itself seems quite an improvement. Maybe Nikon has made a critical change somewhere. It seems the new ones are more reliable. That said, the new one now has a vr module to fail.

It's a different lens. The focal length is the same but that's it.

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OP crazydoglady Regular Member • Posts: 109
Re: I don't think so

PHXAZCRAIG wrote:

I've got both the g and the e versions, and I bought the new one on vacation because the old one was rapidly developing grind. (In a couple days it went to the point I wasn't sure I'd be able to change zoom positions soon). That was Spring of 2016. The g I had was about 5 years old and had extensive travel use. The new one has no grind, so far.

When I bought the g, there were already reports out of zoom grind, and the cost to fix it. I have not heard of a single case of zoom grind on the new version, which in itself seems quite an improvement. Maybe Nikon has made a critical change somewhere. It seems the new ones are more reliable. That said, the new one now has a vr module to fail.

Great thank you. Not too bothered if the VR fails (so long as the lens still works!) I don't really need it anyway

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OP crazydoglady Regular Member • Posts: 109
Re: Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?
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Thanks for the all the replies. I bought a used one and it seems great so far

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IainD Senior Member • Posts: 2,172
Re: Does the 24-70mm f/2.8E have the grind problem?
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gnet158 wrote:

RoyC01 wrote:

gnet158 wrote:

Too soon to tell. Give it a year or two.

Already have personally given one 3 years.

As always, YMMV depending on use, conditions, and storage. I'm sure there are many first gen lens that are still doing fine.

True. Mine is from 2010 and still as good as new.

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