Nikon VR 18-200 Vibrates Loudly and Shakes Internally


ymmij

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Hi bros and sis,

I have a more than 3 year old Nikon VR 18-200 lens and it has served me well.

Recently when I used the lens with my D90, the lens will shake internally and with loud sound. When I look though the viewfinder, I would see the image shaking and after a while, maybe some focusing, the image stabalises and I could shoot the image. The photo still look ok. This situation happens once every few shots and is kind of random.

Anyone encounters such a situation before?

All advice and suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
 

UncleFai

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ymmij said:
Hi bros and sis,

I have a more than 3 year old Nikon VR 18-200 lens and it has served me well.

Recently when I used the lens with my D90, the lens will shake internally and with loud sound. When I look though the viewfinder, I would see the image shaking and after a while, maybe some focusing, the image stabalises and I could shoot the image. The photo still look ok. This situation happens once every few shots and is kind of random.

Anyone encounters such a situation before?

All advice and suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
Send for servicing lor... Sounds like VR mechanism koyah liow...
 

darthng

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My VR 18-200 Len oso same problem. VR dead & cost me around $300 to repair if I remember correctly.
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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Hi bros and sis,

I have a more than 3 year old Nikon VR 18-200 lens and it has served me well.

Recently when I used the lens with my D90, the lens will shake internally and with loud sound. When I look though the viewfinder, I would see the image shaking and after a while, maybe some focusing, the image stabalises and I could shoot the image. The photo still look ok. This situation happens once every few shots and is kind of random.

Anyone encounters such a situation before?

All advice and suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
If you switch off the VR, does it alleviate the problem?
 

L-coholic

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Hi bros and sis,

I have a more than 3 year old Nikon VR 18-200 lens and it has served me well.

Recently when I used the lens with my D90, the lens will shake internally and with loud sound. When I look though the viewfinder, I would see the image shaking and after a while, maybe some focusing, the image stabalises and I could shoot the image. The photo still look ok. This situation happens once every few shots and is kind of random.

Anyone encounters such a situation before?

All advice and suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
my friend had a 70-300mm VR faced the same problem too.
send to NSC they said it was the 3rd element loose.
repair costs SGD300++ for it......
 

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My Nikon 18-200mm was not the VR problem.It was auto focus problem.Mr.Fatigue fixed it for me.Try to find him,normally he will cheaper than the NSC.
 

ymmij

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just tried.... everything seems fine now... with or without vr.

maybe it is a one time off situation....

thanks for the advice to all....
 

Dec 24, 2010
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I think it is better to send to NSC to repair it or get a second-hand one, which might be around the same price as it cost to repair.
By the way, does VR II have the same problem?
Hi bros and sis,

I have a more than 3 year old Nikon VR 18-200 lens and it has served me well.

Recently when I used the lens with my D90, the lens will shake internally and with loud sound. When I look though the viewfinder, I would see the image shaking and after a while, maybe some focusing, the image stabalises and I could shoot the image. The photo still look ok. This situation happens once every few shots and is kind of random.

Anyone encounters such a situation before?

All advice and suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
 

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