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Whirring noise lens will not auto focus - whirring noise

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SOURCE: Will not auto focus with a smaller lens.

this happened to my camera. wont autofocus but works with manual.

I cleaned the contact point of my lens and the camera.

simple as that it worked...

I actually cleaned it with "monitor wipes"

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: nikon 18-200 mm vr lens not auto focusing on my nikon d200

lets start with the basics, try hard reseting it and try again, if that doesnt work then
try upgrading your firmware (if possible on your camera) and if that doesnt work then it may be the lens, but dont forget to spend a few hours trying to find a option for it in the meny

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my auto focus lenses have stopped foucusing.

Go to your main menu and shop around, you'll find an option to "Reset to factory defaults" click that and you'll be all set.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Shutter frame rate drops to about 1 per sec on CH

Wow, that's weird. Does it do it with the auto-focus switch on the body turned to manual? I shoot a D300 and know pretty much everything about it there is to know and the D700 is basically the same camera with a full frame sensor. The only things I know of that drop CH frame rate are shooting in 16-bit raw and it shouldn't kill it like that, using full-auto with tracking will also cause a lag in auto-focus but that still doesn't seem right here. If it only does it with the auto focus on then it may have trash on the AF screen in the camera and needs to be cleaned. Try setting the body switch to manual focus, remove the grip and shoot jpeg and see if it still happens. If it does, reset the menu settings and try again. If it still does it than you probably need to give it a trip to Nikon. If it quits than start putting things back one at a time until you figure out what is doing it.
Somebody told me that Nikon will clean the pro cameras for free once a year while under warranty, I haven't looked into it yet to make sure.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My D80 was purchased in April 2008 along with the

Make sure your AF-switch on your camera and your lens are both turned on.

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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\my D50 is not following through when I press the shutter release on auto focus-am able to take a pic on manual. When pressed, the camera makes a whirring noise but does not finish


Your lens might have an issue caused by some sort of shock or impact. Before anything just try to gently turn the focus ring on the lens while on auto focus to see if it pops back into place. Sometimes this actually takes care of the issue. Just DON'T FORCE IT. If this doesn't solve your issue then contact a Nikon authorized service center because your lens is going to need repairs. Hope this helps!

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This lens makes a whirring noise when attached to the camera body. It will not focus in either manual or automatic. The camera works well with the other lens.


Sounds like the focus mechanism is broken on that lens. There's a small screw on the back of it where it meets the camera body, the motor in the camera body turns that screw to autofocus. To me it sounds like the screw is turning, but the lens isn't focusing. You said it also doesn't focus in manual mode, so there is probably something inside the lens that needs repair or replacement. Your best option is to take it to a camera repair shop and ask them for an estimate, camera lenses are not the kind of thing you can take apart and fix on your own. Hope that helps.

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I have a Casio Exilim EX-Z33 and i dropped it a while ago and it continued to work (kind of, the images were a bit blurry). i took a picture five minutes ago and then turned it off. the lens went in but...


Sounds like the focus motor came loose - you need to take it apart and repair the gear that drives the lens assembly for focusing. The noise you're hearing is the motor trying to focus but since the lens cannot focus it continues to run and signals an error.

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IN AUTO FOCUS FOCUS RING STICKS MAKES NOISE LIKE


How new is the lens? In or out of warranty? If out or warranty most likely solution is to find a Sigma authorized repair shop because your description sounds like the auto-focus motor gear has failed. If in warranty, check out Sigmaphoto.com for repair sites and also download the SIGMA_SERVICE_REQUEST.PDF. I've only had to deal with Sigma once on warranty matter and they were very helpful, provided UPS authorization for shipping on their nickel.

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The lens kit of my Sony DSLR A200 produces noise


If it's in continuous auto-focus and doing it, then it is just not locking on to one thing and jumping back and forth between two objects that are very close together in distance and it is normal. It should stop in manual, single shot or single point auto-focus. Sony uses Nikon auto-focus technology and my D-300 with a 70-200mmf2.8 will do it if I turn the auto-focus tracking time(lock-on) all the way down with the auto-focus in full auto.

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You have your own answer - the lens is damaged, probably beyond economic repair.

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Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6g lenses will ont auto focus on my D70


The focus motor gear assembly likely has a damaged gear. It will need parts replaced.

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Auto focus not working


Your Sigma 28-300mm doesn't have a HSM-motor as far as i know. When you switch it from MF to AF, you also have to disengage the manual focusing ring by pulling it towards the camera, or pushing it away from the camera. Using the AF without unlocking the manual focusing ring may damage the AF motor. 
I hope this helps, 
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Camera will not auto focus


Take the lens off and rotate the focus ring, it should turn very easily with little gear noise.Try a different AF Pentax lens that you know is good.
I'm sure the lens is binding, take the lens to a camera repair shop for an estimate cost to repair.

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