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55-300mm lens / D5100 camera focus probelm

vinumsv

Chennai, IN
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vinumsv Registered since 24th May 2012
Thu 24-May-12 07:40 AM

Hi Friends,

I recently bought a new 55-300mm lens for my D5100 to expand my range but i am new to SLR Photography and while i was testing out video modes

with the following settings

Mode : P
AF-F Mode
Normal Area AF

and heard a weird noise or focusing problems .. could it be just my lens or its universal or do i need to ask for a replacement ?

Please Watch the YouTube Video i posted (start from 1m)

http://youtu.be/OsuRctjSvm8?t=1m

Thanks in Advance
Vinu

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#1. "RE: 55-300mm lens / D5100 camera focus probelm" | In response to Reply # 0

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Thu 24-May-12 03:17 PM

Hi,

Do you have VR on? If so turn it off.

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vinumsv

Chennai, IN
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#2. "RE: 55-300mm lens / D5100 camera focus probelm" | In response to Reply # 1

vinumsv Registered since 24th May 2012
Thu 24-May-12 06:02 PM | edited Thu 24-May-12 06:10 PM by vinumsv

Oh , Yes VR Was On , so its not recommend to have VR On while shooting videos using D5100 ? also is this expected ?


btw thanks for the reply

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#3. "RE: 55-300mm lens / D5100 camera focus probelm" | In response to Reply # 2

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Thu 24-May-12 09:32 PM

You should be able to leave VR on but turn it off to make sure it's not the problem.

OK. I just used my D5100 and AFS 18-55mm lens to take a movie. If I am very close the way you are my camera/lens makes the same noise as yours when the scene is not in focus. It's hunting. It won't chatter like that if you use manual focus or in AF if you make a movie at a reasonable distance from the object and keep the scene in focus. It will take some practice. Also since your built in mic is so close to your lens it's picking up and magnifying the noise.

There is nothing wrong with your camera or lens just your technique.

Len





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vinumsv

Chennai, IN
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#4. "RE: 55-300mm lens / D5100 camera focus probelm" | In response to Reply # 3

vinumsv Registered since 24th May 2012
Fri 25-May-12 04:55 AM

Just what i thought so ,, I suck @ this

thanks man... sigh


Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#5. "RE: 55-300mm lens / D5100 camera focus probelm" | In response to Reply # 4

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Fri 25-May-12 11:33 AM

>Just what i thought so ,, I suck @ this
>
>thanks man... sigh
>
Don't be hard on yourself. It's a learning process for all of us. Just keep at it. Actually by trying to duplicate your problem I learned something new as well.

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