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The focus ring on my Nikkor 55mm/f2.8 lens is frozen

The barrel ring to focus to various distance is frozen. I have to use extreme force to turn the ring. The aperture works normally. Is there a way to loosen up the focus ring?

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Yes. A good camera technician can partially disassemble the lens and then thoroughly clean the blades and the rest of the aperture diaphragm mechanism. This is commonly referred to as an internal CLA (cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment). This is a very nice macro lens and it is worth repairing if it otherwise is in exceptionally nice condition.

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SOURCE: Zoom ring on 18-55 mm lens is locked/stuck

Are you sure it's the zoom ring that's stuck, and not the focus ring? The focus ring doesn't move when the camera is in autofocus.
If it's indeed the zoom ring that's stuck, you can spend more money than the lens is worth in repairs, or buy a replacement (circa 35 dollars on ebay) for dreadfully cheap. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Nikon D40 will not focus when shutter pressed 1/2 down

has the lens stuck up? put it temporarily on 'M" and try to turn the focus ring. this should be freely turning;

otherwise you may want to check the camera body to lens electrical contacts (silver).. a small dab of alcohol to a q-tip.. make sure its not that wet..then try to clean the contacts.

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SOURCE: Nikon D40X stopped auto-focusing yesterday

I had the same problem. My issue was with all my lenses. I solved it by going to the menu and selecting the custom setting menu (pencil icon). Then from the right menu select the AE-L/AF-L and press OK. Then make sure it is set on AE/AF Lock. Presto...all my lenses worked on auto-focus.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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I work as a lens repair technician.
Maybe i can help you or give you a little bit of info
about what is wrong with your lens.
It looks like it is af-s dx nikkor 18-55 type l lens to me.
You mentioned frozen. What is the meaning of frozen?
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