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Old 20-11-2007, 03:35   #1 (permalink)
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.. I have a Nikon D200 Camera with a NIKKOR 18-135mm Lens .. my Camera is having a real hard time to 'autofocus' on my subject .. the power drive will work away but will not fix on the subject ..
.. any ideas will be appreciated ..
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Old 20-11-2007, 07:18   #2 (permalink)
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Re: HELP - Nikon Lens

Don't have a Nikon, Marv, but obvious questions are:
Is there a filter on the lens?
Is it worse at the 135mm end?
How light is the subject?

All will have some effect on the autofocus

Has it ever worked without 'hunting'?
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Is the camera set for continuous focus? Does this problem exist with all subjects? AF requires reasonable contrast in the subject to function.
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Re: HELP - Nikon Lens

.. thanks for your HELP ..
.. I only have a protective filter on the Lens and I have even tried the Lens without this protective lens ..
.. it appears to be worse when I zoom in on the subject and at lower light .. but it will also go 'nuts' in full daylight .. ?? ..
.. when the Lens was new ( 9 months and 9,000 photos ago ) it worked better .. very little 'hunting' .. but now it is almost ALL the time .. I do have other Lens that work better ..
.. I am ready to head back to the Camera Shop where I bought the Lens ..

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Re: HELP - Nikon Lens

One other thing worth trying: cleaning the contacts between body and lens, on the lens. If there's a dirty contact when it's trying to alter the focus it may well display these symptoms. I use a pencil eraser to rub the contacts clean
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Re: HELP - Nikon Lens

One other thing you could try is to change the lens and see if the problem is still there. If you don't know anyone with a Nikon, the shop will probably help you out.
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Re: HELP - Nikon Lens

.. thanks much for all your HELP .. I am in the process of getting the Lens issue resolved .. I brought it to Ritz Camera and they determined that the Lens has an internal problem .. it appears that it is 'rubbing' someplace inside the Lens .. and I am lucky that when I bought the Lens I bought an Extended Warrantee by Ritz Camera that coverers the Lens for everything 100% .. now I will just have to live without the Lens until ir returns ..
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Glad your getting it sorted Marv & good example of when extended warranties work
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