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    I had a Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 aperature gum up three times like that. I took it to two different shops for CLAs. The first shop only fixed it for 6 months, then the same problem. Shop #2's fix only lasted for about three months. I took it back, and he re-did the job, but again, much less than a year of use. The third time I just bought a replacement lens, as it was cheaper than infinate repair visits. BTW, it was the only lens I ever bought from abroad, so no US warranty.

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    An issue is that KEH lists the same lens in bargain condition for $254, and a repair person quoted me a price of $120. The KEH lens is in better condition than mine, at least judging from the picture. If I was convinced that the repair person would do a good job, I'd go for the $120, but if it'll crap out in, say, under a year, I'd rather get the KEH. Thoughts?

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    Does the repair also cleaning(thoroughly) the helical & relube?
    The problem usually occurs when the lube breaks down through heat, vaporizes & condenses on the aperture blades or blade housing.
    If you start out with new lube in the helical at least you have a fighting chance.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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