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  1. #1
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    Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Just had to send my 55-300 for repair. I bought it in July 2011 and it seems that the last few times I've used it the image quality was degraded and through the viewfinder I noticed the image "jump" or "skip" while focusing. The rep at the dealer told me that the VR system was malfunctioning and that's what was causing the skipping.

    So off it goes to Nikon Canada for repair, I'll be without it for 4-6 weeks.

    Did anyone else have this kind of issue with Nikkor VR lenses? I'm curious to know if it is rare or common.


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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Same thing happened to mine last year. They replaced it with a new one. No problems since.
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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Yours is not a rare thing. Even the mighty 70-200 F2.8 VR is also prone to this malfunction.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Thanks for the info. Now I just have to try to be patient until I get it back.

  5. #5
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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Just bought a AF-S VR DX 18-105mm and a AF-S VR DX 70-300mm. The 18-105 works great. However the 70-300 the image "jumps" or "skips" while focusing. Anyone know the cost of repair?

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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkey View Post
    However the 70-300 the image "jumps" or "skips" while focusing. Anyone know the cost of repair?
    Hmmmm. Seems this is a problem with the new 70-300.
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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranie View Post
    Hmmmm. Seems this is a problem with the new 70-300.
    Read the lens manual, there seems to be an explanation for that behavior that is normal in some situations.
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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    I wish the explanation in the manual was the solution. However the manual focus ring is also in op. Now the lens isn't focusing at all. All other lenses are working fine on my camera.

    Does anyone have any online repair shop recommendation beside Nikon? I'm also checking on Monday to see if it is still under warranty. The previous owner is very willing to help. Thanks for any suggestions..
    Last edited by fotojack; 11-16-2011 at 06:01 AM.

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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Maybe the electric contacts need cleaning? It just might be the lens itself that needs repair, but I'm just throwing out a suggestion. I really don't know why it would behave like that. Keep us posted on the eventual outcome, OK?
    Jack

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  10. #10
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    Re: Nikkor 55-300 VR just sent for repair

    Update:

    Got it back tonight. Nikon replaced it with a new one under warranty. Now I just need to get out and use it.





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