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    Just got my nikon 70-300 VR II lens for my D7000 - and I have a noob question. When I focus on my subject i hear a whirring sound on the lens that refuses to go away till I release the shutter. This happens only when I have the VR mode ON. Is this normal? Do i have to wait for the whirring sound to go away to release the shutter?

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    VR at work.

    just try both ways than you know what's work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kansatish
    Just got my nikon 70-300 VR II lens for my D7000 - and I have a noob question. When I focus on my subject i hear a whirring sound on the lens that refuses to go away till I release the shutter. This happens only when I have the VR mode ON. Is this normal? Do i have to wait for the whirring sound to go away to release the shutter?
    The sound ahould be normal.
    There's "stuff" moving within the lens to try and counteract your hand-shake
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    Quote Originally Posted by kansatish View Post
    ... nikon 70-300 VR II lens .... hear a whirring sound on the lens that refuses to go away till I release the shutter. ... when I have the VR mode ON. Is this normal? Do i have to wait for the whirring sound to go away to release the shutter?
    Whirring sounds tells you the VR is functioning. Prudent to release after whirring sound goes away so that one can get "vibration-free" image.

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    Thanks all for the clarification!

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    Though you are talking about VR, IS from Canon works the same way. You can see it for yourself in this youtube how a VR / IS work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C60ehMe3wQ8
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    I thought the 70-300 was only available in vr not vr ii.
    Do you mean the 70-200 vr ii?
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    Dun let the red VR mislead u. It is VR2
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    I know the system is VR2, but is there a lens with the model number 70-300 vr2?
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