Question about Nikon Zoom Tele 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D-AF VR (U.S.A.) Lens

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I cannot get the focus ring to work whether or not I am in manual or automatic. My other lens work normally. I have a D-70, so now in telephoto I get blurry pix even on tripods. Is it possible that the focus motor is burned out? Bob

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  • softballscc Sep 07, 2007

    Thanks, I am hestitant to take the rear of the lens as I can fly airplanes and other hi tech stuff, but they don't make a left handed monkey wrench, So I will take it to a person who could do that sort of work. Your answer sounds exactly what the problem is as if I turn the focus ring the focus is still stuck on somewhere but the acutal.

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First the auto focus motor is in the body and not the lens so that will not be the problem. Unless you dropped the lens the problem is probably in the focus gear interface inside the lens ( it is stuck in the manual drive --that is why no autofocus-- and there is something preventing normal gear operation). Seems like a small problem but will require a look at the rear of the lens where the gear box is situated.

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