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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:46 pm 
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hi,
I recently bought a nikon 18-200VR lens. I tried to shoot some pictures in auto focus mode and I could not take pictures.
I've changed both camera and lens into AF mode.
tried in all mode of P,A,S,M and auto etc

but it works with manual focus setting.

If I change the lens to nikon 35mm, there is no problem. it works in both auto and manual mode.

Could anyone advise what should I do. Do i need to do any additional setting for 18-200 lens?

thanks and rgards

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Hi dev.
Is the lens new?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:19 am 
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So your lens does operate with the auto exposure system - ie, is it just the focus that's wrong?

Check your camera's LCD on top. You may see a letter with a couple of bars behind it - if so, this would mean that the lens is not making a connection with the camera's electrics. It could just mean dirty contacts (a thing I'd always check first, even if the lens is new), a loose fit when the lens mounts on the camera or (you don't want to hear) a defect in the lens.

I have an old 24mm AIS (manual focus) lens with no electronic contacts and I still get focus confirmation in the viewfinder. I assume you're still getting that, which would mean not a camera problem, but check all contacts and clean if necessary, but try and keep away from fluids.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:58 pm 
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yes. Its a new lens bought in last December. Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:02 pm 
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HilaryC wrote:
So your lens does operate with the auto exposure system - ie, is it just the focus that's wrong?

Check your camera's LCD on top. You may see a letter with a couple of bars behind it - if so, this would mean that the lens is not making a connection with the camera's electrics. It could just mean dirty contacts (a thing I'd always check first, even if the lens is new), a loose fit when the lens mounts on the camera or (you don't want to hear) a defect in the lens.

I have an old 24mm AIS (manual focus) lens with no electronic contacts and I still get focus confirmation in the viewfinder. I assume you're still getting that, which would mean not a camera problem, but check all contacts and clean if necessary, but try and keep away from fluids.



Absoule is a new lens and never used in a dirty condition or wet day. The problem is the focus ring is not all moving any direction. if use manual focus on auto focus mode it works well. So i think only the focus is the problem(?). anyway i am going to show to a professional photographer to see whether my setting is ok with this lens. if the problem still there, I need to take it the service center.
Thanks for your valuable reply and time. appreciated!!!
dev


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:53 pm 
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The outer focus ring won't move/spin if on Auto. (It internally focusses as you half press the shutter release button.)
Apologies if i'm misunderstanding you.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:20 pm 
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plz suggest Nikon DSLR camera for bird photography but not professional level camera. It is needed for intermediate level. Please also suggest some basic lens needed. cuz i have to buy for my lil brother!!

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