Nikon 17-35 f2.8 makes whining noise...

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Call me Ishmael, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Anybody come across this before. The lens is quiet enough on a short
    adjustment of the AF, but if focussing from, say, close up to infinity
    then I can hear a nasty whine. It's especially pronounced when hunting
    for focus and the motor is changing direction. Only had it a month,
    and didn't notice it at first, but having not used it for a while, the
    noise is now there and wouldn't seem normal for "Silent Wave". Also
    this is the first AF-S Nikkor I've had so don't know if it's typical.

    Grateful for any comments.

    Call me Ishmael
    Call me Ishmael, Sep 14, 2005
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    Neil Barker Guest

    No, it's certainly not normal for AF-S lenses. I've got 3 of them and
    none of them make that kind of noise - in use they are totally silent.

    But then again, it's a Nikon lens and with their quality control
    recently, anything's possible. And if you're planning on having it
    repaired, look forward to Nikon taking bloody weeks to fix it, too :-((
    Neil Barker, Sep 14, 2005
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    Phillip Kyle Guest

    Ever the optimist.

    Phil Kyle™

    "Be very aware that my willingness
    to continue to criticise your sig
    is infinite." -- Neil Barker
    Phillip Kyle, Sep 14, 2005
  4. Thanks - I'll speak to the dealer. Wondering if it's due to being too
    long in a hot car boot during the summer and the lubrication has been
    affected. Hopefully I'll get it replaced...
    Call me Ishmael, Sep 15, 2005
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    j.hutcheon Guest

    Damn it, there's that nasty whine again!
    j.hutcheon, Sep 16, 2005
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    Neil Barker Guest

    (Nothing of worth)

    Still being a fuckwit are we Joe ?

    Copying your cronies now are we, stalking me via Google groops ?

    How sad.
    Neil Barker, Sep 16, 2005
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    Mark Dunn Guest

    Please don't reply to him, Neil. He's nearly trashed this ng as it is.
    Mark Dunn, Sep 17, 2005
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    Neil Barker Guest

    Oh, believe me, I won't be giving that fuckwith the time of day
    anymore. He's a grade one arsehole and nothing else.
    Neil Barker, Sep 17, 2005
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    j.hutcheon Guest

    Surely I'm in your killfile?
    j.hutcheon, Sep 17, 2005
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    Oct 7, 2010
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    whining noise

    My 17-35 sometimes makes this whining noise as well. Otherwise it works perfect. I bought it second hand but it's still on seller's warranty. I don't know whether I should bother sending it back...
    witek_s, Oct 7, 2010
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