I couldn't find a post to address this. My 17-35mm f/2.8 "got dust" in it and wont zoom below 28mm. I called the local Nikon center and was told there are 3 flat repair rates for this lens ($212, $349, or $472) and that they go through and repair everything and not just the one problem. Does this mean I am screwed if I don't want the grinding noise in the AF to be repaired or the front element replaced (a little lens coating came up)?
Do you have any alternate suggestions?