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AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm DX 2.8 G Lens overexposing images on D300

The D300 internal meter is reading incorrectly for this lens when mounted  and all images are wildly overexposed. Tried another lens and it is working fine w. D300 + internal meter so it is the lens for sure.  Autofocus is in the lens working but in order to expose correctly have to push the meter up to 1000's of a second. Is this something to do with the contacts or rubber ring letting in additional light? Is this a common problem?

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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

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SOURCE: Nikon D80 Autofocus problem

Try re-setting the camera? On the D40 it is 'Menu' scroll down one to Custom Setting Menu (a pencil) and click reset 'ok' yes 'ok' this worked for me.

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I too had D50 autofocus problems and ended up buying a new D300. I then learned that my issue was in the focus areas. The D50 has five focus areas. As you look through the lens, you will see one rectangle in the center and four to the top, bottom, left and right. You should make sure that the center rectangle is highlighted. Use the round thumbdial on the back of the camera to move the focus area.

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SOURCE: Nikkor 50 1.8 overexposes

You probably have oils on the aperture blades and they do not close to the F stop you set as quickly as required, thus causing the over exposure. Easy to pinpoint: sent the aperture to full open (F1.8) and use appropriate shutter speeds as determined by the camera (in manual mode), if the picture does not over expose, then the problem is with the oiled contaminated aperture blades. Have it cleaned.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: nikkor 70-300 lens wont autofocus on d60.. HELP!!!

There is a known defect in some of the Nikkor lens' that were manufactured during a certain time period. The same thing happened to my lens.. it stopped autofocusing for no reason at all. (It was purchased in May 08). I shipped it to Nikon and I received a new lens within 10 days of shipment. You have a 3 year warranty on the camera and the lens'. Nikon has AMAZING customer support when it comes to legitimate issues.
Go to the web site. Fill out a repair order and send the lens to them exactly as stated in the instructions. You will have a new lens within 2 weeks.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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