It's not really possible to comment on someone else's experience with a lens unless we can hear what their lens sounds like. I don't understand why you think that someone complaining about the sound of their 24-70mm has any relevance to how your 70-200mm sounds. Their lens may well be faulty; it is impossible to say without hearing it.
All I can say is that my 24-70mm has a quieter AF sound than my 70-200mm.
>here is my sound from my 70-200vr: >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuuEF07aL9c > >if you notice there is a sound in one directions when lens >moves, when moves into direction of infinity. > >it is like metallic sound. > >still everything ok?
Your lens is fine. mine also sounds like this and most of the other bigger lenses sounds like this. They focus so much faster then the smaller AF-S lenses there is going to be a louder sound. My 300mmf/4 and 200-400mm f/4 sound the same.
If you're this worried about the sound then it's really easy, send it to Nikon and have them check it out.
This discussion is going around in circles. As has already been suggested, it seems the only way we can break out of the loop is for you to take your lens to a Nikon service facility and let them tell you whether there is anything wrong.
> In comparison my 18-200 VR is significantly quieter. Probably 3 years ago (when I was confined indoors following surgery) I did a review of about 8 different VR lenses listing approximate sound levels of VR and AF. The 80-400 (now sold) was easily the noisiest - it was first generation VR. Of the current VR lenses I own approximate sound levels are 200-400 AF fairly noise VR medium 300 f2.8 AF medium VR medium 200 f2 AF medium + VR medium 70-200 AF noisy VR low/medium 70-300 AF quiet VR very quiet 24-120 AF quiet VR very quiet 18-200 AF and VR medium to low *** It is probably the lens construction (modern plastic or magnesium chassis) and the weight of the AF and VR lens groups influence sound levels.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.
I have 18-200VR and when the VR engages or dis-engages, it makes no sound.
I then purchased the 70-200VR and noticed a 'clunking' sound when the VR would either engage and/or disengage. I thought something may be wrong. I compared it to a friends and his did the same. We felt that due to the increased size and requirements of the 70-200 VR mechanism, this was normal. It has ran flawless for me, but I do notice the 'clunk' sound when I first start to use the lens, but after a little while I don't notice it anymore.
>I'm only going from memory, but the clip looked and sounded >just like the one you posted in reply number 11, which have >since been removed from Youtube. > >Either way, and whoever owns the lens(es) in the clips, the >important thing is that they sound just like mine, and just >like some other members here. > >Is there really anything to worry about?
Yes the same video what I did is just taken an idea how to record and I did it myself to show you my sample sound.
this again was just a demonstration "how to" test a lens for doing that, if.
ok so if your lens sound like from that sample the sounds is then different than the sound from my lens, which I posted and then removed form ebay (you are right). I really don't know how you can say for both samples that it sound like yours because if you listened my sounds different.
>I really don't know how you can say for both samples that it >sound like yours because if you listened my sounds different.
If the two samples you have posted sound different, how can they both represent the AF noise your lens makes?
I'm afraid I am now quite confused, and cannot offer any more suggestions. I'll just repeat that I'm confident you have nothing to worry about but if you are still concerned you should get the lens checked over by a reputable service facility.
In the 4 years I have owned my 70-200, I have read dozens and dozens of threads from new owners asking about the VR noise. It seems to be a rite of passage. Since they all begin the same and end the same, in about 10 posts, I didn't read your post earlier in the month because I figured it would go the way of all the others and didn't need additional help
Now that the thread has 31 replies, you even got my attention, but you are arguing with Brian about differences in sound between your video, which is no longer available on YouTube, and the other sample; I'm quite confused myself.
If you are looking for someone new to tell you lens is broken, you will have to at least make your video available so we can hear it
If you are going to try to convince Brian that the audio of your lens that he listened to almost 3 week ago now is really different than the other sample, again, you might want to re-post your video
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1. I hear clicks when the lens hits the focus stops at either extreme (close focus and infinity)
2. I hear the AFS motor, which sounds normal
3. I also hear VR engaged, in the background, so to speak, which I think confuses things, maybe for you and maybe for anyone listening.
I listened to your video, and I did the same with my 70-200, with VR engaged and not engaged. I don't hear anything unusual, other than the fact that the microphone amplifies things differently than what I hear with my ear up to the lens.
If you think you have a problem specific to the AFS motor, the first thing I would do is to reproduce a new video, with VR disengaged so we can hear just the AFS motor, and the AFS motor alone.
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Either way, it makes a 'clunking' sound when autofocus is finished moving the lens. I'd say around 1/2 a second after autofocus is done I hear the clunk. There is a slight autofocus 'wirling' sound when the lens is focusing ... but the clunk is distinctly different and i think it has to do with VR. But maybe not. Just an educated guess on my part.
>it is nov VR sound. > >it is a AFS sound when focus ring is moving.
>Hi! > >Just checking if this is ok. > >I just recived the lens and I would like to ask is it normal >that there is quite noisy sound (click) when VR stops to >work. > >I only had 18-200 lens with VR so as far as I remember there >VR was much more quiet. > >And also AFS motor is not so quiet as 24-70 is and there is >also some strange sound (like to metal sound) when AFS is >doing.
I checked the VR lenses that I have and the sounds that you are questioning appear normal. After reading through the entire thread, it appears that irregardless of what you are told by others, you feel that your lens is defective. I would suggest that you return the lens to Nikon, or if the opportunity is still available, return it to your dealer for an exchange.