I have an (older, non-VR) 105mm f2.8 Micro Nikkor AF-D lens that needs servicing; optic is not giving sharp focus at 1:1 reproduction ratio (at least imaging using a D800 sensor)
After initially contacting Nikon US Customer Service and providing images to demonstrate the problem, they recommended sending the lens in for servicing. Unfortunately, once received and based on serial number, Nikon stated that the lens was 'grey market' (for the United States), and that unless I could submit documentation that it was purchased outside of this country, they could not perform any service. Given that I bought the lens new 18-19 years ago, and no longer have any documents, nor recollection from whom it was obtained and whether it was 'grey market' or not, I'm now stuck.
Before I toss this lens on the scrap heap (along with its customized XIT404 focus ring - ouch!), is there any non-Nikon service in the US that someone would recommend?
Thanks for your input!
Mike (who enjoys a day imaging on the bottom of Monterey Bay)