Question about Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens

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I have a Nikon 18-70 DX kit lens as well and it cannot focus either. It will quickly hunts from infinity to close range while making screaching sound. I found that if I point the focus point at a lamp, the lens will slowly move to perfect focus.

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  • cktruong May 17, 2009

    Thanks for your input. I'll see if I can get spare parts and repair it if possible.

  • anshuman karak May 11, 2010

    what are you trying to mean

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HI I AM SAGHA FROM MUMBAI I AM A REPAIRER AND I THINK UR PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVABLE BY YOURSELF YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE LENS TO EXPERT THERE YOU HAVE TO GET THE AF SENSOR CHANGED.THIS WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM DON'T TRY ANY MORE ADJUSTMENTS WITH CAMERA IT MAY CONFUSE YOU MORE.

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Hi, I have a Nikon d5000. Love it. Lately, when I put on the zoom lens--Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5 6G ED, and try to take a picture it will not let me. I have it on auto-focus, zoom out


Hi Anna,

In order for your Nikon to auto focus correctly, you need to have several things:

First - focus indicator. In your viewfinder, locate it on the bottom row of the status information bar; you should see a small, green circle in the left-most position. This will BLINK when you partially depress the shutter release (or back button focus - depending how you focus your D5000) whenever the subject is OUT of focus. It will switch to "STEADY ON" when the subject is IN focus. Please note that you will not be able to release the shutter any time it is blinking unless you make a change to the setting that will allow you to release the shutter when the camera is out of focus (not recommended).

Second - light. You must have enough light entering the camera for it to detect areas of different contrast on the selected focus point. If there is not enough light there is too little contrast for the camera to autofocus and no matter how close or how far (and everywhere between) the focus is set resulting in the camera "hunting" near and far to find it. The green circle will not stop blinking. Have you tried in a well lit room or outdoors in daylight?

Third - minimum focus distance. All lenses have a minimum focus distance. Acording to Nikon, yours is rated at 3.6' (1.1m) (see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-DX-VR-Zoom-Nikkor-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-IF-ED.html for full specs on this lens). This means your subject needs to be at least 3.6' away to be able to focus on it - manually or aut0matically - it makes no difference. There are lenses that do "very close" focussing that are called "Macro" (but curiously Nikon branded versions of these lenses are called "Micro"), that are also telephoto lenses. Your lens is not a macro/micro type.

Lastly - operational equipment. It is possible that there is an issue with the D5000 camera body or lens (or even both). Try another lens to see it it works as expected. No other lens? Go to camera store with your camera and lens and "shop" for a new lens. Ask to try it out in the store and see if it it works. Maybe the counterperson will identify another issue with your set up.

I hope this helps & good luck!

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My AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF lens does not achieve infinity focus anymorw and wanna repair. How is that done?


You can't do it yourself. You will only do additional damage and add to the cost of repair. You need special training and expensive specialized equipment to repair and align a lens. I suggest that you go on the Nikon USA website and find the closest Nikon Repair Depot. They will give you a repair estimate.

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I have a nikon d3000 whith an 18-200mm tamron lens now here is the problem sometimes when its all ready to make pic focus everything works i halfpress the button and it wont lock or let me make a pic...


This problems sounds like you are trying to take pictures too close to your snakes. These lenses do have a limitation and usually you need to stand at least about 6 feet away from your subjects. If you are using a Macro lens then you can be closer; but the lens must be set to macro or have this feature. If you think you maybe having some type of focusing issue then I suggest you contact Photo Tech at www.phototech.com because they are the authorized Nikon service facility.

Good Luck
Paul

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Nikon bodies are thicker than Olympus bodies, thus while Nikon lenses can be made to focus to infinity when mounted onto an Olympus body, an Olympus lens will not focus to infinity were it mounted onto a Nikon body. Thus, no one makes an adapter to fit an Olympus lens onto a Nikon body.

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Hi,
Sorry to hear about your lens. If you are able to autofocus and take pictures with any other lens, then it means that your problem lies with the kit lens. If you can take picture in manual mode, but not in autofocus mode, then the AF motor in the lens in not functioning. I had the same thing happen to my 50mm 1.4 lens.

Depending on your location, there are Nikon repair centers in Melville, NY and Torrance, CA.
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Your motor may have gone bad. Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/PhotoTech-Repair-Service-Inc/102527215194

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Dear expert have following problem, by puting focus distance to infinity the sharpness of far object is very bad, camera can not catch the focus. Before it wasn't


Check to make sure the lens is attached properly. Remove the lens by rotating it clockwise. Reattach the lens by aligning up the mounting indexes (white dots) and turning counter-clockwise until you hear a click.
Also, try increasing your aperture value to more than f/22

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