A&P Nikon 70-210 f/4 Grinding Noise

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  1. xconverge

    xconverge OT Supporter

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    I recently acquired this lens and have a few questions. The image quality at both ends of the focal length is great. How long should a zoom like this take to focus? I read reviews saying that this lens should focus fast, what is fast on a zoom? When it focuses, it sounds like a robot. I have loud lenses, but this makes a grinding sound sometimes like it needs some lube or new bearings or something. Is it possible/worth it to get fixed for a reasonable price? It all seems to be functioning properly but with minor cosmetic flaws such as the noise. Thanks!
     
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    That lens is one of the early af lens made by Nikon. Very sharp, but is slow focusing.
     
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    I just shipped it back to the seller, the grinding noise was not going to end well and I would have been quite upset :big grin:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    grinding noises are never good...
     
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    I would agree :big grin:
     
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    i had a minolta beercan lens like that. took it apart and lubed it with silicone grease and it was as good as new. problem was i was so used to the way it acted before i never used it again.
     

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