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18-105VR: high pitch noise during AF?

lemieszek

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lemieszek Registered since 03rd Dec 2010
Fri 10-Dec-10 10:11 PM

hi all,

I received my D7000 about a week ago and I couldn't be happier.

after a couple of days of use, though, my kit lens started making a distinct, high pitch noise when AFing. sounds a bit like the metallic noise an old hamster wheel would make when rolling (sorry, I couldn't think of anything more appropriate than that . it's not loud, but quite noticeable. the focus speed and accuracy isn't affected (as far as I can tell), but I'm slightly worried that this might mean an early breakdown some time. I also bought a nikkor 10-24 which doesn't make this kind of sound.

I once had the same thing with my olympus 12-60, but then I'd also get really noticeable front focusing. I had it serviced and they replaced the focusing motor.

anyone else experiencing this? more importantly, should I send it in as soon as I can or should I just wait a couple more months to see if it gets better or worse(since I still have several months of warranty left)?

thanks.

billD80

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#1. "RE: 18-105VR: high pitch noise during AF?" | In response to Reply # 0

billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Fri 10-Dec-10 09:19 PM

should I send
>it in as soon as I can or should I just wait a couple more
>months to see if it gets better or worse(since I still have
>several months of warranty left)?
>
>thanks.


I would take it back to where you bought it and try to swap out that lens. I don't own that one, but what you're describing doesn't sound good.

www.billkeane.zenfolio.com

lemieszek

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#2. "RE: 18-105VR: high pitch noise during AF?" | In response to Reply # 1

lemieszek Registered since 03rd Dec 2010
Fri 10-Dec-10 09:24 PM | edited Fri 10-Dec-10 09:25 PM by lemieszek

>I would take it back to where you bought it and try to swap
>out that lens. I don't own that one, but what you're
>describing doesn't sound good.

even if I bought it in a kit with the d7000? swap the whole package?

billD80

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#3. "RE: 18-105VR: high pitch noise during AF?" | In response to Reply # 2

billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Fri 10-Dec-10 09:51 PM

>>I would take it back to where you bought it and try to
>swap
>>out that lens. I don't own that one, but what you're
>>describing doesn't sound good.
>
>even if I bought it in a kit with the d7000? swap the whole
>package?


No, see if they can just swap the lens.

If they can't, then I guess Nikon is the one to arrange a warranty replacement... In any event, I'd keep the D7000 body you already have.

www.billkeane.zenfolio.com

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