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  1. #1
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    AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Hi
    mounting AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm lens on any camera body is not fitting tightly, you can feel slightly loose, if you hold the camera body in one hand and with other hand try to rotate the lens (like removing or mounting direction) you feel it is not properly tight. I tried 24-120mm lens on the same camera body it fits properly. It means 200-500mm lens have some defect. Is anybody facing this kind of problem? If you are not noticed yet, please try it.


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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Seems that the mount is not seating properly. Take the lens out and check for any obstruction in the mount. At times little pieces of plastic or other foreign material are stuck (mostly from packaging) at odd places. Clean the mount with a tooth brush and then try again.

    In case that does not solve the problem, then you have to return/exchange it. If you have bought the lens at a retail outlet, take it back to them and ask for a replacement. If bought online, just return it.
    D300, D3300
    105F2.8 AIS, 70-300 G, 50F1.8 AF, 16-85G ED VR, 18-55DX VRII, AFS DX 35mm F1.8
    2 x SB-800

  3. #3
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Dont own a 200-500 but some long lenses do have a slight movement when fitted,if you hang on a few 200-500 owners will be along
    Mike

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    Panasonic G9,G80, 12-60, 60mm macro, 100-400

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes










  4. #4
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    I have one and it fits to my D7200 like all my other lenses. I think I would start with the advice @aroy offered.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

    https://www.dailywalkinthelight.com

  5. #5
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    I have one and it fits to my D7200 like all my other lenses. I think I would start with the advice @aroy offered.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

    https://www.dailywalkinthelight.com

  6. #6
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Like Danno, mine fits on my 7200 (or my other bodies) like all other lenses. Before I got my 70-200VRII, I owned a 80-200 and periodically the tiny Phillips screws at the connecting end would come loose and needed to be tightened. I could tell because the connection to the camera was not tight.

    Jim Singler - D750 & D7200; 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 24-120 VRII, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 70-300 VR, 200-500 VR, 50 1.4D, 85 1.8G, Tokina 100 2.8; 3 SB-800s, SB-500


  7. #7
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Quote Originally Posted by aroy View Post
    Seems that the mount is not seating properly. Take the lens out and check for any obstruction in the mount. At times little pieces of plastic or other foreign material are stuck (mostly from packaging) at odd places. Clean the mount with a tooth brush and then try again.

    In case that does not solve the problem, then you have to return/exchange it. If you have bought the lens at a retail outlet, take it back to them and ask for a replacement. If bought online, just return it.
    checked and cleaned as per your suggestion...but, problem not solved, so, I went to Nikon authorised service centre, they assured me nothing will happen, they said it is normal thing with the long and heavy lenses... but still i am worried ... it can damage barrel of camera body or lens.

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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Quote Originally Posted by sanjdar View Post
    Hi
    mounting AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm lens on any camera body is not fitting tightly, you can feel slightly loose, if you hold the camera body in one hand and with other hand try to rotate the lens (like removing or mounting direction) you feel it is not properly tight. I tried 24-120mm lens on the same camera body it fits properly. It means 200-500mm lens have some defect. Is anybody facing this kind of problem? If you are not noticed yet, please try it.
    How much movement do you notice. I have the 200-500 and mounted on my D7100 there is a slight amount of movement. Having not owned or used such a heavy lens before I assumed it was something to be expected as the feedback from Nikon suggested. I wasn't too concerned about it but now you've got me thinking.
    D7100, D3200, F80
    Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 VR, Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-s micro
    Tamron 70-300mm VC USD, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G EDII
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eleaphotography/


  9. #9
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot87 View Post
    How much movement do you notice. I have the 200-500 and mounted on my D7100 there is a slight amount of movement. Having not owned or used such a heavy lens before I assumed it was something to be expected as the feedback from Nikon suggested. I wasn't too concerned about it but now you've got me thinking.
    very little... as i said above.. when do you bought it? I bought it in November 2015

  10. #10
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    Re: AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm mount issue

    Quote Originally Posted by sanjdar View Post
    very little... as i said above.. when do you bought it? I bought it in November 2015
    I bought mine just last month.
    D7100, D3200, F80
    Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 VR, Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-s micro
    Tamron 70-300mm VC USD, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G EDII
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eleaphotography/






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