Is this a factory cut, or a chip in my lens? Nikon 24-70mm G

tookyourcookiestookyourcookies Posts: 2Member
edited June 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Anyone here own a Nikon 24-70 2.8 G? If so, I was wondering if you ever looked down the barrel of the lens, and do your gyro's or mechanical parts or whatever, look "chipped" or have factory cuts in them? I've owned my lens for 2 years and ONLY noticed that last night.

looks unusual, and i'm only paranoid because my girlfriend doesn't handle my camera gear the way a man handles his beer and a new born baby. Asking "can you move this over there" is "sure, i'll drop your camera bag over there" in her head. So after inspecting, I just hope this is factory precision cuts and not a chip in the mechanics.

how much would repairs cost :( the zoom ring works smooth, AF is on point, and focus ring has no problems. and NO rattle noise comes from it.
I get money to push a button


  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited June 2013
    @tookyourcookies: your lens is perfect. I just checked mine and it has the same characteristic. Moreover, about a week or so ago I had my lens at Nikon for a full examination...if it was broken they would have addressed this.

    Happy shooting.....cheers.

    PS I just made some chocolate chip cookies, you are welcome to take a few...but you will have to get your own milk :P
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
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  • tookyourcookiestookyourcookies Posts: 2Member
    @Golf007sd thank you, sir!!! My mind/heart can relax in calming peace! I would love for some cookies, but am out of milk! Again, thank you! happy shooting!
    I get money to push a button
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,493Member
    Looks like my 24-70 as well.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,518Moderator
    No need to change your lens then, but maybe change your girlfriend.... :P
    Always learning.
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,200Member
    Same here. I guess it's a part of that amazing Nikon mojo in this lens.
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,398Moderator
    OK, boys, let's not get into a boy/girl conversation......LOL

    I fully understand the OP's thinking, as after anyone touches my equipment I am always checking things out. But, the primary rule is, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Or, if it takes good photos...just avoid looking into the lens and trying to figure out what it is supposed to look like in there.

    And, tookyourcookies, welcome to are not alone in your thinking.....
    Msmoto, mod
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,252Member
    Haha, glad your lens is OK!

    On a bit of a side note, that iris is really pretty looking.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    You can always send the Nikon tech support this message and be sure to attach the picture. You will get an answer within 24 hours if its during the week.

    Looks like from several of the comments that its fine. But if your paranoid just send them a note.
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