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I have a nikon d40x with a problem with the 18-55 mm lens it not working in autofocus

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  • mauroperezmp Jan 06, 2009

    the lens switch is A

  • rurude2 Jan 21, 2009

    I have 2 autofocus and two manual lenses for my D40. The two autofocus lens will not work unless set to manual. It just started happening and I've had the camera and lenses for over a year. Is it just a pin stuck (I admit I have no idea how the autofocus works) on the camera itself or something in the programming. I admit I change my settings quite often to experiment.

  • rickandchris Feb 04, 2009

    When taking pictures, the auto focus feature doesn't work. This is a recent issue. Is there a recall or a way to get this fixed?

  • webfish Mar 22, 2009

    I have a similar problem. Nikon D40x with 18-55 lens. The lens just stopped autofocussing. It does work fine in Manual focus.

    I can confirm that the lens is locked in place properly and is set to AF. My other kit lens works perfectly in AF so this is clearly an issue with the lens itself I'm afraid. And my warranty has just run out !

    Looks like a design-fault judging by the number of posts I have found on this and other sites with EXACTLY the same symptoms


  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Yep, same lense, same problem, just stopped working today. bthe 55-200 works fine.



    Anyone know what Nikon is doing about it?

  • madamo Apr 01, 2009

    Same issue here. Doesn't seem that anyone has a solution. Basically, autofocus just stopped working one day. Switching the camera settings to manual and then back to auto sometimes gets it to work temporarily (for a few snaps at least). Otherwise no joy.

  • paparazzimam Apr 08, 2009

    For awhile my AF on the 18-55mm would give me problems, but eventually work. Now it doesn't work at all. My other lenses work just fine. I have both the D40x and the D300 and it doesn't work on either camera now. Manual works just fine.

  • Timm Chapman
    Timm Chapman May 11, 2010

    The D40x only autofocuses with the latest AF-S and old professional AF-I lenses. Most traditional (screw-type) AF lenses from 1986 through today will not autofocus on the D40x.



    Is your lens an AF-S or AF-I lens?

  • Timm Chapman
    Timm Chapman May 11, 2010

    Is the lens switch set to MA or M?

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SOURCE: Sigma 18 -200 lens with D40x

This lens is NOT compatible as the body doesn't have a motor . £200 wasted

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SOURCE: Nikon 18-55 zoom lens doesn't autofocus

You might like to check if the A/M slider switch on the lens by the Nikon label is set to A.
It sometimes gets moved accidently.
Set to M the lens will not autofocus.

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