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Problems With Nikon 70-200VR

Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:55 pm

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
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RE: Problems With Nikon 70-200VR

Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:19 pm

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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RE: Problems With Nikon 70-200VR

Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:47 pm

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.

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RE: Problems With Nikon 70-200VR

Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:48 am


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 have a Nikon Service Station in MUC ( I once had my camera repaired there. Quick service but not cheap!


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