Questions Nikon 24-120 VR

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by D.Yacovone, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. D.Yacovone

    D.Yacovone Guest

    I have a few questions about the Nikon 24-120VR lens. I use this lens on a
    Nikon D1 camera,

    Is the focusing ring supposed to keep moving without stopping at infinity or
    the closest focusing point like most lenses do?.
    Does it matter if you leave it on VR at all times?
    Do I need to engage and disengage the AF switch on my camera to go from AF
    to MF or do I leave it engaged on the camera and make the changes on the
    lens?.( Why do you need to switch this anyway( the switch on the camera ).
    There is no slot in the base of the lens for the tiny motor to go into.
    How do you know when VR is on, is there any indication other than the
    switch?.

    Thanks ,
     
    D.Yacovone, Mar 4, 2004
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  2. It drains the battery more quickly if VR is on. Also, you should turn VR
    off if you're using a tripod.
    Leave AF engaged on the camera and switch it off on the lens.
    The camera switch is for lenses that are mechanically coupled (which this
    one isn't) and don't have a switch of their own (which this one does).
    The effect should be obvious in the finder when you press the shutter
    release part way down.
     
    Andrew Koenig, Mar 4, 2004
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  3. D.Yacovone

    D.Yacovone Guest

    One more thing. The lens instructions say to disable the "AF start" or "AF
    on" buttons with cameras that ae equipped with one for the VR to work. My
    Nikon D1 has an "AF on" button that cannot be disabled. Does this mean the
    VR function will not work on the D1?.
     
    D.Yacovone, Mar 5, 2004
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