I gambled and bought Nikkor 80-200/2.8D from ebay (in good working condition) to use as portrait lens and for some slow-action shooting (not for sports) for less than 200USD. Of course, "Seller does not offer returns" etc.
Lens arrived and looks as described and seems to be generally OK. The problem is that my D600 seems to have not enough power to autofocus it closer than 10m mark. I checked AF screw on lens, and it does feel tighter at close focusing (tighter than on my 35-70/2.8). Lens can focus, it just require more power than my Nikon D600 can provide.
Question: is there any general suggestions to alleviate tight/limited focusing on AF (not AF-S)? Does taking off rear plate and oiling everything that moves will make things better or worse? Maybe there is any specific suggestion for Nikkor 80-200/2.8D
Nikon suggests repair will cost 375$ (I guess, without shipping cost).
P.S.: I didn't expect any superior performance for 200$, but would be very happy to not go through Ebay money-back, it seems worth it to try repairing.