Nikon D200 refuses to auto focus with any lens it just doesn't do anything.
Worked fine for the last 2 years, now it will not auto focus. Have got 3 Nikon lenses all auto focus, the VR works fine but my 18-200, 85-300 and 18-75 non of them will auto focus after just working flawless. Tried resetting the camera, cleaned the connection, but must be the D200 since all 3 lenses can't fail at ones. Have taken over 15000 photos absolutly perfect but now this.
Re: Nikon D200 refuses to auto focus with any lens it...
Does the camera body has a M/AFswitch? it would be located in front on the left side if that accidently gets changed to M your lens will not AF any more until you change it?? I know it sounds so simple but who knows!! Barry Brown www.coralreefphotos.com
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I'm assuming this lens worked on another Nikon camera before and that the lens mount is for Nikon cameras. Make sure the aperture ring is set to "A". Clean the contacts on the lens and camera body where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
lets start with the basics, try hard reseting it and try again, if that doesnt work then try upgrading your firmware (if possible on your camera) and if that doesnt work then it may be the lens, but dont forget to spend a few hours trying to find a option for it in the meny
We tried the same lens on another Nikon (D90) and auto focus did not work.
We mounted a new set of lens on the original D40x, and it worked.
Turns out the 2 year Nikon lens (18mm-135mm) was bad. Nikon lens have a 5 year warrantee. The lens will be sent back to Nikon with no service or shipping charge.
If it's any consolation, I have the same setup and the same problem. I'm now at the point where I'm probably going to have to return the lens as faulty, but there are a few things it could be on yours which you might want to check.
Have you got the D200 set to auto-focus? The selector (on the front of the camera, on the lower left) should be in the S position (as opposed to C or M).
Have you got the lens set to auto-focus? It should be in the M/A position, rather than M.
Have you tried cleaning the contacts? Pop the lens off and give the contacts a clean with the appropriate equipment. Dust on the contacts could be causing a problem.
Failing that, have you tried turning the camera on and off a few times?
I've obviously tried all the above on mine, and now suspect I've got a faulty lens that needs fixing ... which really sucks! Good luck with it, let me know if you get it working.