Lens VR unit IR leakage affects long exposures - cont'd.

Started Feb 17, 2008 | Discussions thread
SteveL54 Senior Member • Posts: 2,709
Re: Lens VR unit IR leakage affects long exposures - cont'd.

Thomas Comerford wrote:

I managed to get a post in just before the last thread filledup. The
70-300 VR does it too, but switching the AF switch on the lens from
"M/A" to "M" seems to solve the problem:

Yeah, you caught on to the fix first.

It's an easy workaround for the problem. I'm quite puzzled that Nikon service didn't tell the OP from the first thread about turning the lens AF switch to M/A.

If either switch (VR xor lens AF) is in the active position the IR contamination seems to be the same.

Nikon should put a note in these lens's manuals about configuring the lens for long term exposures.

Steve

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