Question about Nikon AFS DX Nikkor 18105mm f3556G ED VR Lens
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is the switch on the side of the lens set to manual or auto? Sometimes it's the little things like this that we don't notice.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Unfortunately not. If the Nikon centre think it's been dropped, then you're stuck. They may well think so due to additional wear and damage caused as the initial fault progressed; this may well resemble the damage caused when a lens is dropped. You should really have sent it for repair as soon as the fault occurred.
All you can do is to write a letter of complaint to Nikon, asking them to intervene on your behalf with their authorised repair centre. It will help if you tell them how long you've been loyal to Nikon for and what other Nikon products you own; also state that if you must buy another lens that your money will instead go to one of their competitors instead and that when you replace your camera you will think hard before purchasing from Nikon again. It also helps if you tell them that you were well aware that you would be charged for any repairs caused by misuse, such as dropping your lens, and so would not have bothered to try and claim under warranty under such circumstances as it wasn't worth the risk of having to pay a big bill just to get a broken lens returned to you. Tell them that you have not dropped the lens and so you dispute their findings, and at the very least request that the lens is returned to you without charge so that you can get the lens examined by an independent repairer.
As long as your letter is polite, factual and states your argument clearly then you maximise your chances of getting them to revise their position to give you the benefit of any doubt.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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SOURCE: I have a nikon D90
Well you clearly broke something. However, it may still be usable until you can afford a replacement. Keep an eye on sites like eBay since the 18-105 lens is very popular and there are a lot of them out there. If you want to know how it is doing, you can get calibration card from a camera store and take a few frames at different settings. If the registration is off, you should see it and that's a repair bill for your lens. If the registration is OK (or very close) you can probably use it until you find the one thing it won't do after the fall. Good luck.
Consider this. You've got a very nice (and somewhat expensive) camera there. Is it really what you want to do using a broken lens?
Posted on Jan 29, 2011
This could be due to either dirt/dust/debris that is blocking the inner workings of the mechanism, or some physical damage to the unit from being dropped or overextended.
This article may be able to help you with a "do it yourself" solution.
In the event that your problem is due to physical damage and not just dirt or debris, you will need to take it to a local camera repair shop for troubleshooting. Be prepared, this type of repair may not be inexpensive.
Posted on Mar 12, 2011
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That's the Nikon error message for a lens with aperture ring set to something other than the minimum (i.e. highest number).
The camera insists on controlling the aperture ring, and to do so, the ring must be set to the minimum setting.
Unless it is a "G" lens, which has no aperture ring whatsoever.
The camera body sets the aperture of the lens wide open while auto-focusing, and displaying through the viewfinder. When it comes time to flip the mirror up and take a picture, the camera dials the aperture to the setting you (or the camera) have selected.
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