Question about Nikon DSLR D90 Digital Camera
Your camera is telling you that you need to phone or e-mail Nikon USA's Customer Support Department for instruction as to how to proceed. There phone number is 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687)9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday. Based on my experience, they will suggest that you send your camera in for service.
Posted on Sep 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Nikon D50 autofocus
I just encountered the same problem. The advice giver who forced the focus ring with autofocus engaged was right on the mark. (Thanks!) Actually, I didn't need to force it, just gave it a firm push. Voila!
Posted on May 03, 2007
SOURCE: nikon d40 autofocus
This happened to me once on a D70... When mounting the lens, make sure it clicks in all the way when turning counterclockwise. Also it may be worthy to note that both the lens AND the camera must be set to autofocus mode ("A" switch set on both lens and cam).
Posted on May 14, 2008
SOURCE: nikon d40 autofocus
Dan62, your camera will never be able to focus on objects with no contrast. The manual specifically states this. However, you can put the AF marker over something with some contrast, half press the shutter, so that it will focus, hold the shutter button halfway while you recompose the shot, and then press it all the way.
A note to others using the D40/D40X/D60 that are having problems with autofocus: please remember that this camera will not autofocus with mechanically driven lenses. It will only AF with "AF-S" or "AF-I" lenses.
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
OK I just fixed it, thanks to Ken Rockwell.com who says:
"Once in a blue moon my Nikon 18-200mm won't focus on my D200. Manual focus works fine, but the lens won't autofocus no matter what I do. It's annoying!
Of course the camera needs to be pointed at something with contrast, lines or texture. Point it at the sky and nothing autofocuses. That's normal.
One time this was so bad I thought for sure I was going to have to send my lens in for service, since nothing would get it to go.
Then I discovered the problem: I had knocked the AF switch on my D200 to M. This switch is easy to knock and I had forgotten to check the obvious. There also is a switch on the lens which is not easy to knock, but I have left the lens set to M shooting at night, and I forgot to return it to A/M the next morning.
This fixes most of my problems.
Rarer is when the lens honestly won't focus. When this happens I turn the camera off and on. If this doesn't fix it, turn the camera off, press the lens release button and rotate the lens back and fourth a couple of times. This will clear any dust off the electrical contacts and focus returns."
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
SOURCE: my camera does not autofocus
Check if you have any of following issues
1. Lens is not AF or AF-S
2. Try flicking the lens switch from A to M and back to A again, might solve any contact issues
3. In the menu system also you can navigate to select the manual or auto focussing. if this got set to 'Manual' mode by mistake the camera will not autofocus even if the lens switch is in Auto mode.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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