Question about Nikon F65 35mm SLR Camera
Hi, My old Nikon F65 will no longer autofocus. I attach the 28-80mm lens, correctly set it to 22 and lock it in position. Check the camera is set to AF and also auto. When I press to take a shot it zooms in and zooms out to autofocus, but then doesn't take the shot. This happens in all light conditions. All I get is a flashing green LCD dot in the viewfinder. The viewfinder is also a little bit blurry when viewing. The lens is clean and the camera does the same with the 70-300mm lens I have too. I've tried adjusting the switch by the viewfinder to the most clear setting possible but still no photo can be taken, though the camera will take shots when it's set to manual. I haven't used the camera for about a year and I read on this forum that it could be due to oxidisation. Is there anyway to resolve this myself or should I just take it to a camera shop to be serviced please? Any help would be much appreciated. Cheers Ian
You're on the right track with oxidation. Try cleaning the contacts in the body and on the lens with contact cleaner, and let it dry. Remove the battery, and clean the contacts inside the camera.
Posted on Nov 19, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: re: poor focus problem
You can set the focal point by toggling the menu switch (you can see it moving around into different locations as it "wraps" around the viewfinder, now depending on your f-stop the area that is not in focus will be soft, you can also experiment with the autofocus lock on you subject and evn try amnually focusing on your subjects.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Sounds like you have been shooting in one of the manual modes, make sure if you have been trying different F-stops to change the aperture ring back to it's auto position (red numbers F-22 usually) to align with the white dot on the lens. That way the camera and lens can agree on the amount of light needed and how much the shutter will open to allow light in. The camera won't take the shot if it is way off (kind of a safety). Use the viewfinder to learn what combinations the camera needs for a particular shot so you can be familiar with the speed and aperture settings, try them in one of the manual modes and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Soon you won't shoot as much in auto mode.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
If your batteries are fresh ( have seen flat new ones older stock) and are using alkalines then I would think you have a connector problem. Can you check and clean the connectiosn inside the grip and on the camera body. I've also seen dirty lens contacts and even a sticky shutter cause this. It's usually not serious just rather annoyng until you find it.
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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