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Won't take pictures when set to A on the lense.

When the switch is on A on my lense it will not let me snap any pictures. Is there something wrong or just a simple setting problem that I may not be familar with?

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  • grey3 Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. I don't think it's a setting. My camera sounds like a rebooting (looping) hard drive on a computer. I can shoot in manual mode, but I bought an auto focus camera to auto focus. Does anyone have any suggestions for this problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    My camera is doing the same thing, but its not looping its like the lens just stop working

  • scopessk May 15, 2009

    Same thing...... I have two AF lenses and neither one is focusing automatically and the camera will not take pictures while the lenses are on the A mode. If is a motor problem, why both lenses? My camera battery is fully charged.

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If you're using D40/X, make sure that the attached lens has built-in autofocus motor (e.g. code AF-S for Nikon, HSM for Sigma), because the camera does not have built-in autofocus motor in the body so only manual mode will work in most AF lenses..

if you're lens is already one with built-in autofocus motor, you might need to check the motor at a service center

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