I bought a Nikkor AF 35mm f2 (non D) lens back in the 1990s for use on my FE2. However I did not use it a very much - I found that, most of the time, my 50mm and 24mm suited my needs better. I did not notice anything wrong with it but then, as I said, I only used it occasionally. However I recently found out that my D40x will meter with this lens - I knew that the auto focus wouldn't work and had assumed that the meter wouldn't either! I was delighted with this "discovery" as on my D40x it would give me a top quality prime of almost the same focal length as my manual Nikkor 50mm f2 on my FE2. So I have been using it and am very pleased with regard to its sharpness but I am getting somewhat over exposed images and I have found that there is oil on the aperture blades. Having searched photonet I have found that this is a well known problem - with the oil preventing the lens from stopping down properly to the aperture set thus causing the image to be over exposed. It would appear that Nikon have been very reluctant to acknowledge that this lens has a design or manufacturing fault and, indeed, the only reference to them doing this that I have found is on Ken Rockwell's site where he indicates that, in 2001, they admitted that this was the case when he visited their service centre in California. I have read that a number of photonet members got Nikon to repair their lens only for the oil to appear again at a later date. So has anyone had a repair which has proved to be permanently successful? Also, as I live in the UK, I would, very much, like to hear from anyone who has had their lens repaired here. What was Nikon UK's attitude? Did they charge you? How long did it take?