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    Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    I am new to photography. I own a Nikon D70s with a 18-70mm lens. I just bought a Nikkor 105mm f2.8 micro lens. My question is, using the micro lens I hear a knocking sound. Is that normal?
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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    I don't have that particular lens, but this doesn't sound good at all.

    Did you get it new or used?
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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    Its brand new - I bought it on Saturday.
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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    When does the knocking sound occur?

    For that it's worth, a bit of a "clunk" as you hit the end of the zoom range is pretty normal.

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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    ok ...that sound like it ..thanks for the quick reply.

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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    When does the knocking sound occur?

    For that it's worth, a bit of a "clunk" as you hit the end of the zoom range is pretty normal.
    QUOTE ok ...that sound like it ..thanks for the quick reply.
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    Ahem, gentlemen the 105 f2.8 lens in question is NOT a zoom lens.

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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill44 View Post
    QUOTE ok ...that sound like it ..thanks for the quick reply.
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    Ahem, gentlemen the 105 f2.8 lens in question is NOT a zoom lens.
    Arrgh! I was meaning with my Canon zooms - I forgot to add that bit!

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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    Its a VR lens? There is a noticable click when VR engages and disengages*; wouldn't rate it as a knock or clunk, but my hearing isn't perfect. Try it with VR turned off.

    *speaking from experience of my 80-400 which was the 1st VR Nikon produced, not your particular one

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    Re: Knocking sound from Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens - Normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill44 View Post
    QUOTE ok ...that sound like it ..thanks for the quick reply.
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    Ahem, gentlemen the 105 f2.8 lens in question is NOT a zoom lens.
    LOL, YUP, a "clunk" would be an indication that you have reached the end of the zoom.

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