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Winter photography problem...

oxbow

Rochester, US
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oxbow Registered since 16th Jan 2009
Sun 01-Feb-09 12:02 PM

Hi, just joined Nikonians today! I read the D700 forum everyday! I live in Minnesota and for the first time in 30 years am determined to take winter photography. A warm day in January was +15 degrees. I encountered a problem that was partially solved on this forum. On three occassions my Tamron 28-300mm VC lens froze up after 30 minutes. After reading this forum I discovered that Nikon lens have a metal coupler that controls the f stop position. This was freezing in the full up position. On my Tamron lens it was freezing after 30 minutes. I switched to Nikon 70-300mm IS lens and the problem was solved. I am wondering if there is anything I can lubricate the Tamron f stop coupler with that will keep it from freezing. Thanks for any suggestions.

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