Nikon 105mm 2.8G Micro Lens loud "click" sound when VR is turned ON/OFF

brosenzbrosenz Posts: 9Member
edited July 2014 in Nikon Lenses
Hi, I've noticed that when VR is turned ON/OFF there is a "click" sound louder than the 28-300 lens, is that normal for this lens?, thanks


  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited July 2014
    When VR is turned on, you will hear the system in operation...some louder than others. If you feel that it is to loud, send it in to Nikon and have it checked out.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
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  • SymphoticSymphotic Posts: 651Member
    I think the louder click is normal. I don't think the internal mechanism is the same as the 28-300, or any other VR. This is more of snap as the mechanism is disengaged, isn't it?
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,041Member
    As noted what you are hearing is normal. You will also hear a clunking sound when you set the VR mechanism to off.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • jjb930jjb930 Posts: 80Member
    I had the same initial concerns with my 105mm micro lens. The VR is much louder most VR lenses and I've had no problems with the lens thus far.
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  • brosenzbrosenz Posts: 9Member
    Thank you very much for all your comments, I feel much better now :D :D
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,660Member
    edited July 2014
    Concur..the 105mm micro is louder than my 70-200mm.
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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,109Member
    I have a 105 mm macro too, and I can't really compare as it's my only lens with VR. But I still have to say the VR is pretty loud.
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  • cpgregoriocpgregorio Posts: 2Member
    I also concur. I had the same "issue" before with my 105mm micro, its VR whenever its engaged or disengaged has a prominent click-clacking sound compared to my 70-200mm. I thought the internal mechanism is faulty. No problem with it though. It just sound like that, "annoyingly" loud.
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