Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D high pitched noise when focusing

Started Mar 16, 2013 | Questions thread
Darryl E Mylrea
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Re: Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D high pitched noise when focusing
In reply to ADMint, Mar 21, 2013

ADMint wrote:

As you can see there's a lot of skepticism here so we'll play it by ear.

Anyway happy to hear it's not squeaking anymore so...

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Well deserved skepticism, it seems.  As I've used the lens, specifically once I started using the manual focus ring, the squeaking has somewhatreturned.  

It's not nearly as bad, mostly only happening when focusing moves through the entire range (close-up to infinity), and then it's only a quick squeak instead of a long, annoying screech.

In any case, I'm going to keep "exercising" the focus to see if it returns to the level I took it in with.  Considering I paid a good amount in labor and the problem may not be fixed, I need to figure it out while I still have some sort of warranty on the repair.

It's a bummer because I don't think I want to spend over $500 to get the motor replaced.

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