To Nikon Forum members
18 Jan 2022
I have problems with my D90 and one lens.
Nikon D90 with Nikkor Lens 18-200 DX - 1:3.5 - 5.6
This is a lens with Vibration Reduction and automatic focus. This lens has no lock against lens creep. Later models have a lock to prevent the lens opening out to long range when the camera is hanging down from your neck.
I have taken around 20,000 photos. Here are the symptoms:
1 When the D90 is turned on with this lens attached, there are noises - probably coming from the lens. This occurs when you switch on, that is before you take a picture - there is no comparable noise when taking the picture.
2 When the D90 is turned on with this lens attached, the picture in the viewfinder shows lots of movement.
3 Nearly all the buttons on the camera - with the exception of the bin button - cause the noise and movement (provided the camera is on)
4 Vibration reduction does not seem to work when taking a picture
4 Autofocus continues to function
6 When a different lens (without vibration reduction) is attached to the D90, the symptoms 1 2 3 do not appear. These lenses do not show the problem :
- AF Nikkor 28-70 mm1: 3. 5 - 4.5 D
- AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1: 2.8D
- AF Micro Nikkor 70-300mm 1: 4 - 5.6
None of these lenses has vibration reduction.
I have not yet been able to locate another VR lens to test whether the problem is the camera or the lens.
Is the problem with the lens or the camera ? Please could you advise.