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Nikon D 200 will not focus

Did you ever get a fix to the issue of the Nikon D200 will not auto focus?

I am having the same issue. Worked great the first 2 years

Andy andrew@tklcorp.com

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  • dandgtrs Jan 02, 2009

    I have a Nikon D-200 that will not auto focus unless I start by setting the focus ring to the infinity setting. The camera will then auto focus for one picture but as soon as I try to take another picture at a different distance the camera will not autofocus unless I reset focus ring to ths infinity setting again. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    My camera will not auto focus at all.  Tried other lenses, but no luck.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    My D200 just stopped focusing. I thought it was a temporary problem with the cold air, but it won't focus inside anymore, either.

  • dippolds Apr 18, 2009

    Similar problem. D200 was working fine. All of a sudden, the LCD screen stopped working as did autofocus. As described elsewhere, if I manually focus to infinity, autofocus will work for 1 shot. Camera otherwise shoots fine. No error show except r25 show where it used to show the number of remaining shots.

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Andy, have you tried other lens??

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