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My AF-S Nikkor 55-200 lens will not take a picture in autofocus mode( D-40 camera). The motor will adjust the lens but the picture will not take. It will take a picture in manual mode The autofocus works fine with the 18-55 lens that came with it.

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  • fogcity2 Apr 19, 2009

    I am having exactly the same problem--did you ever get a solution or did you have the lens repaired? Thanks!

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Hi, I had this problem and found that the level inside the camera for the exposure shutter was bent inwards. This was preventing the lens from adjusting the exposure and also from autofocusing. To fix I just bent it back outwards

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When trying to take a picture the lense moves back and forth trying to focus. When it finall stops the subject is out of focus. There is a grinding sound as it tries to focus. Some times the picture will...


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Amazon Search for "Nikon AF-S": http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Nikon+AF-S&x=0&y=0

This is also a good "general use" lens: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G-AF-S-Nikkor/dp/B000LWJ1ES/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1298926690&sr=8-10

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