My shiny, new Nikon Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II lens seems to have a damaged thread inside. The thread coating seems to be flaking (click photo below to enlarge). I’m worried that the flaking parts are going to damage the lens over time. You need to zoom to 200mm and then check the area indicated in the photo below if your lens has a damaged thread too. The problem seems to be pretty widespread, I’ve already seen dozens of users reporting the same problem after checking their 70-200 VR II.
I guess that’s what happens if you’re among the first to buy a new product these days? The serial number of my 70-200 VR II starts with 200104xx. I already spoke to a Nikon service center representative and he told me that they’re aware of the problem and that I should bring in the lens for repair. I’m going to bring it back asap because I’m sure those damaged 70-200 will pile up pretty fast at the repair center once everyone hears the bad news!
Does your Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II lens have the same thread problem too?