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Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8G VRII and Dust

mpage

San Jose, US
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mpage Registered since 29th Jun 2004
Sat 30-Mar-13 12:21 PM | edited Sat 30-Mar-13 12:23 PM by mpage

I have a new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII that I bought from Adorama three months ago. I've only had a chance to use the lens twice since it arrived. I just examined the lens and see a spot of dust on one of the internal elements. It is closer to the edge than the center. I believe the dust spot arrived with the lens, but it never occurred to me to examine a new lens closely for dust.

On the one hand, I know this will not affect the photographs, but on the other hand I am not happy with a spot of dust on the inside of a new $2,400 Nikon lens. If there is one spot of dust now, I suspect others will follow.

I've already registered the lens and it is three months old, so I don't think I can return it for a replacement. Does Nikon USA consider this something that falls under the warranty?

Has anyone else seen dust on a new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G? If so, what did you do about it?

-Mark-

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