Question about Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom Lens

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Distance problems Hello! I hope you can help me on that one! I just bought the Nikon 17-55mm on ebay, and it seems that when I use it with my D2H and SB800, the SB800 stays on 40mm mark all the time, no metter what focal length I zoom into. Also, when looking on exif file, it just says that I shoot the photo on 38mm, no metter if I shot on 17mm or 35mm etc.... How can this be repaired, and how much does it cost? Should I return this lense? Kindest Regards Filip O. filipmisiak.com

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I don't think it is possible to diagnose this problem, so this is just a suggestion.  After checking out your website, I'm pretty sure that you know how to work your equipment so I think the usual dribble about making sure the flash isn't on manual, etc.  Well, that wasn't the suggestion, this is.  Take a cotton swab and clean the contacts on the lens with isopropyl alcohol. If the cause of your problem is a bad contact, that should take care of it.  If it doesn't work, I'd send the lens back straight away - because if this doesn't work, then who knows what is going to go wrong next.
Good luck

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