For D80 users: a (very) quick experiment

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Shacklebolt, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    Humor me, if you would.

    Pick up your D80.
    Very lightly, shake it.
    Do you hear a not-too-loud but obviously present rattling coming from inside the body? Is that just the shutter?
     
  2. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    I think your theory of it being the shutter is a decent bet. Mine makes noise too. I wouldn't be concerned.
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I shook mine and heard a very faint rattle. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. termina3 macrumors 65816

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  5. valdore macrumors 65816

    valdore

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    My Canon Rebel XT does this. My Canon 5D does not, however.
     
  6. thr33face macrumors 6502

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    the rattling noise should be the orientation sensor
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    It's just the little ball bearing in there - the one used to help make sure the colors stay mixed up.


    :D
     
  8. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, one more question

    One more question for those still reading this thread -

    The manual focus ring on the kit lens (Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G) doesn't operate particularly smoothly. As in, it always clicks a teeny bit, and every now and then it kind of gets caught, and needs a bit of extra force to keep going. I know they're different lenses, but none of this happens on my 70-200mm f/2.8 (which is an absolute beast - holy moly).

    Does anyone else have this problem with the 18-135, or any other lens?
     
  9. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shacklebolt

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    Oh...

    Yes, I know that the manual focus is supposed to have a soft <stop> at the end of each spectrum - however, it feels like it's barely even there. I hope I haven't been too harsh with it.
     

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