Telephoto clean cost?

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So, I think it’s time to send off the lens for a cleaning. After a recent coastal trip, I peered through it and saw all manner of hazy spots. I called one place not too far away and they quoted a minimum of $325. Does this sound reasonable or high? The lens is an AF-S 500/4 D (no VR). Thoughts?
 
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Los Angeles, USA
Yep - it’s inside. Now is probably the time to do it so it’s ready for birding weather! Thanks!
If it's internal, $325 is pretty good. Also who knows how long parts for these older 500mm AFS lenses will last? You might as well have the lens fully checked and overhauled so it'll last for another 20+ years!
 

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