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Problems With Nikon 70-200VR  
User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 34
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

Hi all,

my beloved 70-200vr seems to be a bit sick, lately.  fever 
Sometimes, when i put it onto my D200, the autofocus won´t work until
i reconnect it a couple of times.

It´s even worse in connection with my 2x TC, where i have to try a lot of times until it focuses again and even then it sometimes stops to work during shooting...

I can hear a some of noise when it´s not working, something like a silent
"ssssssss". Don´t know if it has something to to with the VR, behaviour doesn´t change with different VR Modes, or when it´s turned off..

Anyone else ever had this problem?

I think there´s no other way, but to give it to nikon service, so if anyone had that problem, too:

What did it cost you?

thx, Denis

That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2482 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5109 times:
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Try cleaning the contacts with some fluid on a ear bud or something it might help it out as it might just be some dirty connections on the lens and the camera body.

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User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5098 times:

hmm...well whatever it is its probably related. Ive got the same lens but with a 1.7X TC Its an extremley complex piece of kit and if its older than 7 days i would send it back to Nikon to get them to look at it. Whatever it is, it doesn't sound good :S

Just my opinion.



PS When it stops focusing during shooting, try turning it off and back on again and then see. My Bigma did that sometimes.

[Edited 2006-06-12 10:49:31]

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 2535 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5034 times:


you should have bought Canon instead. Jokes apart....this does not sound to good to me. I would examine the lens and like it was said before clean the contacts.

If this does not help at all....you have a Nikon Service Station in MUC (www.nikon-muenchen.de) I once had my camera repaired there. Quick service but not cheap!


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