Question about Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

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Nikon D50 autofocus

My Nikon D50 with AF-s DX 18-55mm lens, autofocus will not autofocus, manual focus works excellent but I can't get the autofocus to work! Help! I have tried everything I know to try to fix it- resetting all the settings, going throught everything trying to change it but I just went to use it and overnight it decided it didn't want to autofocus... is it broken? Do I have to buy a whole new lens?

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  • smaywest Nov 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, found this on the web..http://ask.metafilter.com/99298/Scary-Ni...



    I tried the suggestion in the last post, to push in the tiny reset button on the bottom of the camera after taking the lens off and turning off the camera, and it seems to work at least so far. Sounds like a common problem fwith this model of Nikon, from what I have read on the intenet.

  • klem_190 Nov 29, 2008

    I used my camera just last week & I went to use it at my son's wrestling tournament today & it won't focus in auto with neither of my lenses.

  • psalas Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. Wanna try this solution but don't know what's the focus ring

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Lens keeps clicking and clicking when trying to autofocus for pictures.

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I just encountered the same problem. The advice giver who forced the focus ring with autofocus engaged was right on the mark. (Thanks!) Actually, I didn't need to force it, just gave it a firm push. Voila!

Posted on May 03, 2007

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Same happened to mine ,Its almost as though the motor has dis-engaged.I SOLVED MINE BY FORCING THE FOCUS RING WITH AUTOFOCUS ENGAGED THIS SEEMS TO HAVE RE ENGAGED THE MOTOR .HOWEVER BE CAREFUL I HAD LITTLE TO LOSE MINE WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY WHEN I DID THIS.Its perfect since.

Posted on Jan 15, 2007

  • g0rpr61 May 04, 2011

    DID WHAT YOU SUGGESTED...FORCED THE FOCUS RING..WORKED
    A TREAT..THANKS..

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