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"Like New" condition - I don't think so
on April 22, 2014
The advertised condition of this lens, "like new," is very far from the truth. Below is the ad for this lens.
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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras 1 of: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Sold by: Inexpensive Used Textbooks (seller profile)
Condition: Used - Like New
Glass is pristine. Lens body is white, very rare. Small scuffs on tr... see more
I have contacted the vendor and have been given the option of returning the lens for a full refund, but that would be inconvenient at this time. The new lens is superior to the kit lens I had been using, and I'm going to need this somewhat better lens. However, there is a flaw in the mechanics of this lens that is problematic. The lens, when in M/A (manual/autofocus) abruptly unfocuses on the subject and will not automatically return, but has to be reset manually. I've contacted Nikon to see if operator error is involved, but I expect that what I'll find is that the lens itself is quite old and on its last legs.
The vendor, Inexpensive Used Textbooks, in an email, admitted that he/she had also had these focusing problems. Like New condition, not when the lens hood has deteriorating gaskets and the autofocus mechanism is not working.