Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

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Lens is stuck between 45 and 55

The lens seems stuck and I can not make it go back any further than 45. Also the r view finder is really dark , even in a well lit room. yet the picture quality is fairlly good, however they are not as crisp as they were when I first purchased the camera

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  • Ocher Jan 11, 2009

    My new Nikon D40 with this same lens was dropped while I was hiking several days ago. The camera was in a padded case when dropped. Now the lens is stuck and only moves between 55 and 45.

    Suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    My D40 was only 4 months old when one day, I went to shoot some pictures and the lense was stuck between 45 and 55 and won't budge! I didn't drop it or do anything unusual, but now I can't take any good shots. This is really frustrating!

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Have you removed the lens -- I suspect that you may have same thing that I do - I want to get Nikon to realize that they have a design flaw and provide free replacement or repairs (suspect repair uneconomical so replacement likely)-- there is plastic part at the base of the lens that can crack off. It did on mine when I was trying to get it to change focal length. This part can rotate and completely obscure the lens, but can be easily rotated back into the clear position if you remove, rotate the part and then replace the lens. My lens also no longer functions with auto focus and it locked in telephoto mode - it has changed the way I take photos and made it rather difficult on my last day in Las Vegas (discouraging me from going to top of Eiffel Tower or The Stratosphere since the pictures would not be very good). I am looking for others with this same problem. Maybe we can band together.

Roger
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • bmemommy May 13, 2011

    Same exact problem here!! Did you find a fix?

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