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Aperture stuck at F2.8

I have a Nikon 80-200 2.8 ED Lens. Ony my D80, it will autofocus - but it will only shoot correctly at F2.8. At any other F stop, the image is very overexposed - as if the camera set a higher f-stop, but the lens remained stuck at F2.8. Any ideas?

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It may have lubrication from the zoom on the aperture blades. It will need dis-assembly to clean the blades. I just repaired one earlier this week.

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