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bad noise from my 300 f4 if-ed

creektn

nashville, US
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creektn Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2010
Wed 27-Feb-13 02:51 AM

I had my 300 f4 out this weekend doing some birding and it started making a noise when trying to focus. it sounds like a clutch slipping, when it is making the noise it doesn't focus. if I let off the shutter button and then try it again and it works. Tryed it on a second body and it does the same thing.
So my questions are
1. is the auto focus dying?
2. is it possible to get parts for a lens of this age?
3 if so where would be the best place to send it in the US?
4 any idea of estimate of repair cost, I can get a new lens for $500-$600, so a $400 repair bill makes it a little iffy, I for that I could save and get a new af-s version.

Thanks
Todd

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