Nikon 20mm not D version noise while Autofocusing

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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom Senior Member • Posts: 2,214
Nikon 20mm not D version noise while Autofocusing

I just got this lens, it focuses on my D300s, quite fast and responsive actually, but is the somewhat grinding noise normal? Not like gears grinding noise but it is just noisy.. Anyone have any experience with this oens? Thanks!

The noise is when it goes from infinity to minimum focsuing distance when the barrel travels the whole distance..

Nikon D300S
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,214
Re: Nikon 20mm not D version noise while Autofocusing

johnparas11zenfoliodotcom wrote:

I just got this lens, it focuses on my D300s, quite fast and responsive actually, but is the somewhat grinding noise normal? Not like gears grinding noise but it is just noisy.. Anyone have any experience with this oens? Thanks!

The noise is when it goes from infinity to minimum focsuing distance when the barrel travels the whole distance..

i  just did a comparison test with my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 non d... and yes the 20mm is noisier hhmm..

jhinkey
jhinkey Senior Member • Posts: 2,779
Re: Nikon 20mm not D version noise while Autofocusing

Mine is about 15 years old and it too makes a lot of noise while focusing.  I suspect is needs some lubrication or the gearing inside is worn out.  Still works so I keep on using it.

John

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