INside the camera and or lens I have very old cameras and new alike. I can notice what looks like a spider web looking through the view finder. I cant tell if its the lens or camera I never noticed it till I put on my older 28-80mm lens I had a newer 35--80mm lens on this camera before it's a Maxxum 700 si.
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Re: fungues? What does it look like
Take the lens off and look through the finder. is the mold still there? if it's not then it's in the lens. look through the lens and you will see the mold. it's usually between the lens elements and depending on the kind of mold it can be very hard to remove.
take or send your lens to a camera repair shop for an estimate before having it disassembled and cleaned.
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If you did not drop the camera. It won't be the lens. That said, please have a close look to the lens. Is the front element clean? you could clean it with a soft cloth that is used for glasses too. But also try to look into the lens. Sometimes, when a lens is left is a moist envirement, mold can grow between two elements. The glass you see inside is not bright anymore and gets a grayish look. When the battery is becoming old, you only can make less pictures with one charge, till it is old and stops. Before the camera could warn you the power is running low.
Hi ericm675, Yes they will. What you run into is were one uses a auto focus lens on a newer digital such as a D40. Some of the new digital cameras do not have the drive gear to turn the autofocus on the lens. Those newer cameras use electronics. Look on your camera lens mount at 7:00 you will see the drive pin. Look on your old autofocus lens you should see a slot where that pin fits. Hope this helps you.
If this is a new camera take it back to the store and get another one, it is still under warranty for one year.
If out of warranty, and it has been sitting in the box for a very long time try buying a new battery. Make sure it is the recommended battery. Don't get a look alike, it will make a difference.
If that doesn't work, it is more involved and needs a diagnosis for repair.
Finaly my husband managed to repair the lens.
By opening the lens, 4 screws at the bottom of the lens.
Inside the lens at first side everything looked fine.
By second look (my excuses for this bad English.....) a cog-wheel at the outer circle of the lens-system had shifted a few mm to the right. By that blocking the cog-wheel system. This was once noticed, easy to repair.
The camera must have been fallen the other day, otherwise I can't explain this mechanical failure.
We also foud a very small metal spring in the lens, loose. And we coudn't find the place where it should have been, where it must have been functioning?
At this moment the camera seems to work, but maybe not for a long time.
So after this 'excersise' I decided it's time for a new digital camera. The prices are better now than in 2004. For less money (despite inflation......) you buy a much better camera now.