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    Default nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    I have two vr lens namely 18-55 and 18-200.

    For the 18-200:
    I notice 2 "tick" sound when in VR mode
    -one click when the trigger is pressed half way
    -a second click 1 sec after I release the trigger
    -also the picture is shifting a little in view finder
    -No noise when VR is off

    For 18-55:
    I did not notice any of the above symptoms.

    Anyone can confirm if this is normal even for my lens? Thx a lot

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by crossfinger View Post
    I have two vr lens namely 18-55 and 18-200.

    For the 18-200:
    I notice 2 "tick" sound when in VR mode
    -one click when the trigger is pressed half way
    -a second click 1 sec after I release the trigger
    -also the picture is shifting a little in view finder
    -No noise when VR is off

    For 18-55:
    I did not notice any of the above symptoms.

    Anyone can confirm if this is normal even for my lens? Thx a lot
    clicking noises from VR is normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    clicking noises from VR is normal.
    Hmm but i'm wondering why the behavior isn't the same for the two different lens?

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by crossfinger View Post
    Hmm but i'm wondering why the behavior isn't the same for the two different lens?
    I think 18-200's VR is more aggressive, because of the amount of stabilisation needed at the longer focal lengths.
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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I think 18-200's VR is more aggressive, because of the amount of stabilisation needed at the longer focal lengths.
    +1

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Wait till you hear the one from the 70-200mm VR / VRII....
    The clicking is normal. Rest assured.

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    Thanks all! Noted with many many thanks!!

    I'm pretty new to dslr, so having two lens with diff behavior makes me wonder!

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I think 18-200's VR is more aggressive, because of the amount of stabilisation needed at the longer focal lengths.
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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    my 18-200 also producing so many ticks just need to get used to it

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    Roger that

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Yeah , it is normal. Last time i even brought my 70 200 to NSC because of the same concern that TS have.
    They check the lense and everything was fine.

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    Cool! thanks for the info.

    btw TS = thread subject? blur thanks

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    the 55-200mm also has it... i would think it is normal like most said.
    If in doubt still bring it to NSC which i did.
    They took another unit and it was said to have a similar "tick" sound.

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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    You should feel happy to hear the 'tick' sound. It is generated by the VR unit in the lens. So no issue at all.
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    Default Re: nikon vr lens producing "tick" sound

    Quote Originally Posted by crossfinger View Post
    Cool! thanks for the info.

    btw TS = thread subject? blur thanks
    TS = Thread Starter

    Since no one addressed that jumpy picture concern you have, rest assured that that's normal too. Basically the VR component is trying to correct the shake/vibration. Mine doesn't have that loud tick sound however, probably because it's too old to make loud ticks.

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