Lens problems?

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Questions thread
wasserball
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Re: Lens problems?
In reply to Leonard Shepherd, Jan 7, 2013

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

There seem to be no known problems.

This was Nikon's first VR lens introduced 12 years ago in 2000. Optics and VR have improved in the last decade, which is why many think it is one of Nikon's most overdue lenses for an update.

When I owned one I regarded it is a good well built lens. I sold it about four years ago having convinced myself an upgrade was imminent. Autofocus is slow and battery consumption is on the high side because the whole of the front of the lens moves during autofocus.

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Leonard Shepherd
Many problems turn out to be a lack of intimate knowledge of complex modern camera equipment.

To be technical, for zoom lens, the glass has to move.  Regardless of whether it moves inside or outside, either way, it consumes electricity.  It sucks lots of juice because it moves a total of 320mm.

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