Tag Archives: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII “thread” issue

Official response from Nikon on the 70-200mm internal lens surface

I said already that I will not cover this issue anymore, unless there is an official word from Nikon. The official word came yesterday from Nikon Europe: “The 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VRII lens features a component in the lens design which may appear to have surface pits or a rough texture when viewed through […]

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Nikon related links/news/rumors

A little bit of everything. First some rumors that I did not post before since I do not have any confirmations from other sources: Rumor: new Nikon TC 1,7 teleconverter should be released at the end of January. The design should be similar to the new Nikon TC-20E III AF-S 2x teleconverter. I have no previous […]

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Nikon Asia also claims there is no problem with the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens

This is the direct link (in Chinese) to a Nikon Asia Q&A entry. Rough translation: Question: Why does the internals of the lens look so rough? Will the bubble-like stuffs affect the PQ?  Will they shed off and accumulated in the lens? Answer: The bubbles were the remains during the production of the lens.  They are […]

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Unofficial response from Nikon Norway

This is the response from Nikon Norway to a nikongear forum member. I have the feeling the official response from Nikon will not be much different: “There are no error or defect in your lens. What you see inside the lens from the front are not threads, but a flange that prevents light reflection inside the […]

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Let’s see how widespread this thing is

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”

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

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 related news/links

The no-name alternative flash trigger for Nikon (covered previously here) is now available on eBay (see all available items here). After Amazon, B&H also listed the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon, but no release dates yet. S0me rumored Nikon D4 specs I received – no idea how reliable this info is: – 15.7MP (more […]

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