Hi i have had a Nikon 200mm lens for about three years now. I did not use it for about six months and when i used it again it was all fuzzy. I have tried everything.

Is it because it is so old?

I have also read that it might be a piece that is loose inside. What should I do? Should I pay to have it fixed or should I just get a new lens?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you post a sample image? This is basically impossible to judge otherwise. An image looking down the lens from the front would also be helpful if possible. Also, I assume you mean a Nikon/Nikor lens, not a Nike lens. Nike makes sneakers, not lenses (well, maybe sunglass lenses). \$\endgroup\$
    – AJ Henderson
    Jul 24, 2014 at 19:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also, are there any visible problems with the glass? Smears, spiderweb-like fungus, etc? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Jul 24, 2014 at 20:26

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Three years is not old for a lens. Is it possible that it was very cold and accumulated humidity from a warmer environment when you were using it? In that case, just let it rest to get the same temperature, and the humidity will disappear.


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