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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#1. "RE: Winter photography problem..." | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 01-Feb-09 11:39 AM | edited Sun 01-Feb-09 11:48 AM by blw
You might want to call Tamron. Lubrication can be a difficult problem, because if you use the wrong one it might get onto the aperture blades and cause them to stick, resulting in extremely variable exposure.
The reason your 70-300 VR didn't stick might very well be that it has no aperture ring at all. None of the G type lenses do.
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