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Jun 9, 2014 10:08:29   #
joecool560
 
I have a Nikon 18-200mm VR lens that clicks about 3 times and also moves the image in the view finder when it does this. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what did you do to fix it. local repair shop wants $250.00 to fix it.

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Jun 9, 2014 10:14:21   #
Bret
 
Hello Joe and welcome to the UHH. Turn your VR off and see if the "clicking" turns off...that's a normal sound when the lens VR clicks in.

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Jun 9, 2014 11:12:53   #
joecool560
 
It still does it when the VR is turned off. I have cleaned the contacts and tried it on another camera and it still does it?

Thanks for the suggestion

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Jun 9, 2014 11:16:04   #
Bret
 
Ouch!!!...sounds like it's going to have to be worked on. What do the photos look like with all this clicking and moving?

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Jun 9, 2014 12:36:53   #
joecool560
 
They look sharp, but I need to be sure the VR is working because I'm old and a little shaky. my back up Nikon does not have the VR feature or the focal length

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Jun 10, 2014 08:12:49   #
rjriggins11
 
This is a failure in the image stabilizer. It could be either a damaged ribbon cable that connects the stabilizer unit to the main circuit board or it could be a defective stabilizer.

Hi. My name is Rick. I’m the owner and lead technician at Discount Camera Repair and a member in good standing here at the UHH. I’ve been doing repairs for other members here at greatly discounted rates and would be glad to help.

I'd be more than happy to repair the lens for you and keep the cost as low as possible. If you’re interested, please respond by private message or simply reply to this post.



joecool560 wrote:
I have a Nikon 18-200mm VR lens that clicks about 3 times and also moves the image in the view finder when it does this. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what did you do to fix it. local repair shop wants $250.00 to fix it.

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Jun 10, 2014 09:00:34   #
joecool560
 
Thanks,
But I think I will just buy a new lens for what it will cost to repair it

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Jun 10, 2014 09:15:24   #
rjriggins11
 
The cost to repair your lens could be much less than the cost of replacement. $100 vs. $500-$700.


joecool560 wrote:
Thanks,
But I think I will just buy a new lens for what it will cost to repair it

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Jun 11, 2014 12:55:20   #
PhotoGenesis131
 
Good to know.

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Dec 24, 2018 23:12:31   #
wkillham
 
Rick, my lens does exactly the same thing. What do you think it will take to fix?

rjriggins11 wrote:
This is a failure in the image stabilizer. It could be either a damaged ribbon cable that connects the stabilizer unit to the main circuit board or it could be a defective stabilizer.

Hi. My name is Rick. I’m the owner and lead technician at Discount Camera Repair and a member in good standing here at the UHH. I’ve been doing repairs for other members here at greatly discounted rates and would be glad to help.

I'd be more than happy to repair the lens for you and keep the cost as low as possible. If you’re interested, please respond by private message or simply reply to this post.
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Dec 25, 2018 18:43:00   #
rjriggins11
 
A quick check of m. y resources shows the stabilizer is no longer available for this lens so it's probably no longer a viable repair.

wkillham wrote:
Rick, my lens does exactly the same thing. What do you think it will take to fix?

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