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Why I’m Not an Early Adopter

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When I received the Nikon 200-500 f/5.6, I immediately mounted it on a Nikon D7100 body, and I noticed that locking it into the camera mount required more effort than my other lenses.

I took a few pictures and was excited about the possibilities of the lens. Then, last night, I decided to see how it works on the Nikon D610 camera body. But it was hard to remove from the D7100, and when I did, the lens’ mount looked like this.

I would have gladly accepted a replacement, but Amazon offered only a refund, because as expected, the lens sold out almost immediately.

So I guess I’ll let Nikon tech this out for a year or so, and then try again later. Too bad, because I was really looking forward to shooting birds and possibly some concerts with this monster. Oh well.

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