Lens was listed as an 8/10 then but had a moderate amount of fungus on the rear element group. They disassembled the lens, cleaned all elements to remove the fungus, and re-lubed the focusing mechanism. Obviously then couldn't do much with the outer body as this was a former Newspaper lens.
The optics are frankly great for a 1977 lens. There has been a Nikon L37c 122mm front lens protector installed as well as the screw on cap so the front element is superb. No major dust again for the vintage of lens.
There is a small speck in the rear grouping that I enhanced through sharpening to show in the photos below. The speck was left as a result of the fungus being present long enough to leave a mark.
I couldn't see it in my pictures with my Sony A7rii when I used it for portraiture. Z300 case not pictured below as I didn't have enough height in my light tent. Also has Sunwayfoto Arca-Swiss plate for the tripod foot and an Op-Tech USA neoprene protective cover which is useful when out shooting and don't want to bother with the screw in protective cover. Here is a link to some completely unedited DNGs from this lens with my A7rii back when I shot with it a few times. There are some keepers in the lot and a lot of rejects but just included everything I could find to show no visible optical defects in the photos.
Bare with the colors and white balance on some of the shots.... Again these were with the A7rii which did not have the best white balance detection or color science like my 3rd generation A7riii had. The item "Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/2 ED IF Ai Lens (no VR / AF. Manual focus great for Sony)" is in sale since Sunday, October 14, 2018.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Lenses & Filters\Lenses". The seller is "unknownentity123" and is located in Perry, Georgia.This item can be shipped to United States.