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Nikon 300mm f2.8

Dear frinds i have aproblem with autofocus is not working good the weel its turn to the left to the minimom and turn again to the right to maxmom it make thes all time its non stop to focus ples tell me what i can do thank you

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Re: nikon 300mm f2.8

What body are you using?  Does this occur with other lenses or just this one.  If it is only this lens then try cleaing the CPU contacts with a clean pencil eraser.  If it is with all lenses then you have an issue with the camera body.  We need more information to help you.

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Sorry for the bad news.  The cheaper thing at this point may be to sell the D40 and get a D80.  I personally have a D70S, but that is no longer made.  

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