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Help! My Nikon lens (18-55mm on a D60) has stopped autofocusing even though it was previously problem-free! The lens is set to autofocus but it is still not working.

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    My D60 was working fine, suddenly the autofocus will not work and most of the time I cannot get the shutter release to take a picture. I have a 55-120 and a 18-55 and neither lens will work. It must be a problem with the body.

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The first thing to do in this situation is to check that the auto focus assist light is coming on and that both the lens and body are set to auto focus mode.
Assuming the above check out, then check the electrical contacts on the camera. In a dust-free environment, remove the lens and look into the camera body towards the top of the camera. You will see several metal "fingers" which make contact with the lens. Be sure these are clean, free of grime, and not bent. A cotton swab with a small amount of alcohol will do the trick, though a foam swab with lens fluid is probably a bit better.

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