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11-12-2018, 03:30 AM   #16
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My 3 year old lens is on its way back to Japan, and probably going to cost me a truckload of dollars to repair.
I was having intermittent problems with the auto focus ( the camera would switch to manual focus while I was trying to track "things) but was reluctant to send it away for repair because I suspected it would have to be sent back to Japan (I use the lens most days for birds, motorcyles etc.)
Then the zoom died. It started grating and jammed between 200 and 450.
I have been told there is a problem with the rear elements, so goodness knows when it will return and how useful/reliable it will be after repair.
Current price for a replacement is about $AUD3300.

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