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  1. #1
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    Question Funny noise?

    I was out this morning along the river Leven in Cumbria (totally irrelevant really), I noticed that occasionally when I tilted the lens downwards it made a noise as if the mirror was rising and falling. Didn't do it all of the time but a little concerning. Does anyone have any clues as to what it could be? A setting somewhere?

    Thanks

    Brian


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    Nikon D7000, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
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  2. #2
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    Re: Funny noise?

    It could be VR. After focusing a shot if the camera is tiled the lense will engage the VR make a clunk noise. It also can be felt. You could try turning off VR to test.

  3. #3
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Thanks but the lens I was using doesn't have VR.
    Nikon D7000, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Neewer 750II TTL Flash Speedlite


  4. #4
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Quote Originally Posted by meddyliol View Post
    Thanks but the lens I was using doesn't have VR.
    Which lens are you talking about?

  5. #5
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Quote Originally Posted by meddyliol View Post
    ....I noticed that occasionally when I tilted the lens downwards it made a noise as if the mirror was rising and falling.
    The mirror is inside the body so if you think it might be the mirror, can you remove the lens and put the body cap on the body? Then try tilting the camera down and up to hear if it continues. If not, then while the lens is off the body, move the lens into various positions and listen for the sound.

    Hopefully it will help isolate the issue.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Will try taking the lens off (it's a Tamron 60mm F2 Macro).
    Nikon D7000, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Neewer 750II TTL Flash Speedlite


  7. #7
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Before I took the lens off I tried it again. No noise, took the lens off and again no noise. I switched it to Live View and the sound it made sounded very similar to my 'problem'. So I have no idea what's going on. Will try it over the next few days with different lens's and see if it comes back. Another thing I noticed (again with the macro lens on), when I switched LV on all I could see was a white blurry screen, I had to manually focus it to get a normal picture. It must be me having a bad day.
    Nikon D7000, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Neewer 750II TTL Flash Speedlite


  8. #8
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Funny noise?
    Something else you can try is to put the body into Mirror Up. That is typically done to clean the sensor. Remove the lens and put the body front down on a table. Follow the directions to put your D7000 into Mirror Up mode. Keeping the opening where the sensor is located pointed down to the ground, hold it up over your head so you can see inside. Move it around keeping the opening pointed down to prevent dust from getting inside. See if you notice anything.

    Mirror Up is basically the same position as Live View except the sensor isn't engaged. Go to 1:30 in the video where it gives directions on how to turn on Mirror Up.

    NOTE: Usually your battery needs to be at least 50%. If not, you won't be able to put the body into Mirror Up.

    Cindy
    Flickr
    and My 2020 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  9. #9
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Thanks, will do as you suggest.

    P.S. Thanks for the video, really useful

    Brian
    Last edited by meddyliol; 06-01-2020 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Added text
    Nikon D7000, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Neewer 750II TTL Flash Speedlite


  10. #10
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    Re: Funny noise?

    Did as you suggested, couldn't find anything wrong. It's a good job you mentioned the battery charge, the mirror lock up was greyed out but noticed that the battery was less than 40%. Put the spare in and everything now seems OK. I don't suppose the low battery charge had anything to do with my problem or back button focussing which I am playing about with? (Clutching at straws now). Anyway, will keep my eye on it.

    Thanks again for your help

    Brian
    Nikon D7000, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
    Neewer 750II TTL Flash Speedlite






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