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F60/N60 in auto mode cannot focus lock

When I try to aim at any subject, the focus wilkl not lock and the lens will hunt for the subject. Please advise.

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  • felixtan Feb 05, 2009

    Thanks mail541. changed lens and the problem disappeared.

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It's probably the lens.

The gears become worn an a little sloppy, and also sopmetimes a little stiff.
This makes them overshoot the correct focus and then they have to try again resulting in the hnting you describe.

There can be other problems, but this is the most likley. Try another lens and see if you get the same problem.

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I hope that I've helped and if so ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer. If I haven't helped then please add a comment to explain more about your problem and I'll try to give further assistance. Please note that I'm in the UK and will be unavailable for most of Sunday so please allow for the time difference and scheduling whilst awaiting any further replies from me.


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