Topic: What do you think is happening with this Micro-Nikkor 200mm f4?
My wife bought me the Micro-Nikkor 200mm f4 for my birthday. I picked an auction out on eBay that shipped from Japan. It looked great in the photos and it is working fine but I noticed the edges of the front lens have something odd going on. I tried cleaning it and it didn't help. Here are some photos:
I was guessing:
- it's starting to separate
- it had bad fungus and is cleaned but the coatings ate away
- fungus (seems really fine to me though)
- someone cleaned it by putting drops on the lens instead of the cloth and it seeped behind the front lens
Do you think I should return it? It wasn't cheap -- $330. I want to keep this lens for a long time as so far I'm really loving how light it is (easy to hand hold).