Some years ago I bought this lens on eBay in mint condition, but like the saleperson wrote "defect".
It looked so "as new" that I thought it should be simple to fix it. I won the auction and immediate brought it to the repair shop.
Including repair it was still a bargain.
Besides CA and some lack of sharpness wide open this is a fine lens. I tend to use it more and more after it was unused for some time. I mainly use it during parties I shoot and some wedding shots. It handles nicely and is built like a tank. Good old Nikon quality...
It's a standard item in my bag these days :good: