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david debalko
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


So I dropped my trusted zoom onto the front filter threads, bent the front and notice a bent O ring looking into the front of the lens. Sent into nikon and got an estimate of 600. for the repair, seems high to me but I like this lens and to replace it I would probably buy the 70-200 VR 2 and that is plenty expensive. So I am thinking of getting it repaired - Is this a stupid decision
Dave



Dec 19, 2013 at 06:10 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


I have one and dread the day the af-s motor dies! It's insanely sharp and focuses perfectly. How is your motor? Does it make any squeaking sounds? It would stink if you got the lens repaired and the the motor crapped out a year later.


Dec 19, 2013 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


Sinking another $400 into the lens would be tough, but if it was me, I would fix. If I could buy that lens for $600, I would.

How much could you sell it for broken? $250 net? If you want to look at it from that perspective, you're looking at an $850 "investment" in this lens. I still think that's reasonable cost for that lens, if you're pretty sure the motor is ok. Unless you find you really need VR, and are willing to pay an additional $1,200 on top of that investment for the VR2.




Dec 19, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


Why not get the VR 1? It's less expensive than the VR 2.


Dec 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


I shoot FX and I like my edges covered, that is why I would prefer the VR 2, I shoot on a tripod a good deal of the time with this lens so VR isn't as important to me. The motor is quiet but who knows what will happen, I guess I could have Nikon check it out - will they just find something wrong?
Dave





Dec 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


Does it still work ok in the condition it's in ? If so I wouldn't get it fixed and use it till it dies.

I have heard many many people talk about the afs motors going and for sure it is an issue but I have heard of people with the dreaded squeak that have continued to use them for years.

Having said that, I have just bought the 80-200 2 ring but not the AFS version

Andy



Dec 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


You can sell it to me for $250 and I'll use it til it dies!


Dec 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


You said you like the lens. That means everything. Since I don't have the lens, it is easy to say buy a new one.


Dec 20, 2013 at 05:05 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


David, I dropped my AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2. G-IF ED . After the fall the autofocus was not accurate and the VR was very jumpy.
I sent it to Nikon and they repaired it for $400.00 . It was Repair Status C and they did the following:
Rpl Helicoid
Rpl Filter Ring
Rpl Focusing Ring
Rpl Roller/Guide Ringe
Rpl Encoder
Adj Auto Focus Operation
Ckd Bayonet Mount

Was it a stupid decision, some may think so, but I use the lens quite a bit and it was cheaper than replacing it.

Good luck with your decision.

Birdie






Dec 20, 2013 at 07:21 PM
david debalko
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


I told Nikon to fix the lens, it is extremely sharp and works for me well. They are also going to check the AFS motor, when it was sent in the motor had no issues though.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


A six pack says they find an issue with the AFS motor


Dec 20, 2013 at 09:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


DGC1 wrote:
A six pack says they find an issue with the AFS motor

That's what I'm afraid of.



Dec 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


At least they won't hit you with "impact damage"



Dec 21, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


kpc011895 wrote:
Why not get the VR 1? It's less expensive than the VR 2.


80-200 AF-S is optically better than the VR1.



Dec 21, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


kpc011895 wrote:
Why not get the VR 1? It's less expensive than the VR 2.


The 80-200 AF-S blows the 70-200 VR I away for sports. Sharper, faster focus.



Dec 21, 2013 at 04:29 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


After holding on to the lens for a couple weeks Nikon now tells me parts are no longer available and they can not fix the lens! So I guess I'm in the market for either the same lens (seems as though it's hard to find) or the 70-200 VRII, I'm a little confused on the different types of 80-200's, I see several on the board here and I guess there is still a 80-200 I could buy new - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=nikon+80-200&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search= I just purchased the Kirk collar for my 80-200 AFS, will that fit the new 80-200?


Jan 07, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


david debalko wrote:
I just purchased the Kirk collar for my 80-200 AFS, will that fit the new 80-200?


You mean the new 70-200 VRII? the answer is no. The 70-200 has its own collar built-in and you'll have to buy either a Kirk or RRS foot to get the arca swiss mount. If I were you, I would just get a 2-ring 80-200 AF-D. No AF-S motor to break, and just as sharp, tough, plus it's cheaper! KEH has several ones for around $500.




Jan 08, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


I shoot with a D4 and D3, will I notice a focus speed difference between my AF-S, the AF-D or the newer 70-200 2.8 VR II?


Jan 08, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


Be grateful. I got an estimate on an AFS 80-400 for $900 based on "impact damage"


Jan 08, 2014 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 80-200D ED 2.8 AFS repair


david debalko wrote:
After holding on to the lens for a couple weeks Nikon now tells me parts are no longer available and they can not fix the lens! So I guess I'm in the market for either the same lens (seems as though it's hard to find) or the 70-200 VRII, I'm a little confused on the different types of 80-200's, I see several on the board here and I guess there is still a 80-200 I could buy new - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=nikon+80-200&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search= I just purchased the Kirk collar for my 80-200 AFS, will that fit the new 80-200?


There are no more parts for repair? crap.



Jan 08, 2014 at 01:41 AM
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