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Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII sales halted on Amazon

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Update: this lens is not longer “under review” @ Amazon. Not sure what is the exact reason, but sales of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.6 VRII has been halted on Amazon since yesterday:

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Let’s see how widespread this thing is

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UPDATE: I created a group on flickr for this issue – if your lens has a damaged thread, please submit a picture of it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1283774@N25/ A set of pictures will make this poll more “legit”. Please vote in this poll ONLY if you own the latest Nikon 70-200 VRII f/2.8 lens: I own the […]

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII thread issue: “that is normal”

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UPDATE: I received a word that Nikon is looking into this issue and will have an official statement soon. Let’s wait and see. Here is the translated response from Nikon Beijing Service Center dated 01/11 regarding the previously reported 70-200 f/2.8 thread issue (source: xitek). “Failures Observed: lens thread defect at 200mm (the customer believes […]

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII problem seems to be wide spread

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Based on the amount of feedback I received after my post from yesterday (more close-up pictures available here), it seems that the issue with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII is more common than I expected (I got lucky with mine). At that point it is not clear if this “peeling” will impact the performance of the lens […]

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Nikon D3s, 70-200 2.8 in stock now!

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Update – everybody got them: B&H has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now J&R has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now Amazon has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now (sold from Amazon) Amazon has the D3s in stock (sold from third party) Adorama has the 70-200 f/2.8 in stock now, but not the D3s Jessops […]

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII lens now in stock

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… in certain stores on Amazon:

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The first Nikon D3s was shipped yesterday in the US

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Update: Moose Peterson has an update on the D3s and 70-200 VRII combo. Yesterday B&H shipped their first Nikon D3s. Also yesterday, Mosse Peterson was in New York and also got his D3s and 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens, so I really think the first batch is already here and shipping. The Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens has moved to “accepting […]

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