Do all 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lenses make this horrible noise?

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Do all 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lenses make this horrible noise?
Nov 2, 2012

Hi guys, anyone help me here? Just bought a new Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR zoom, when I tried it at the store it makes a made a nasty noise when auto-focusing. The salesman pulled a face when he tried it and opened another box, but that lens made the same sound to. As I need it for a job on Monday, I bought it. But trying it tonight, I'm not convinced. It makes a noise like electrical sparking when it's focusing, you can hear it from several feet away. I'm reluctant to keep focusing with it. Otherwise it appears to work fine. Is this really normal?

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