Beechcraft 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:
my beloved 70-200vr seems to be a bit sick, lately.
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?
That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
Pavvyben 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.