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My Nikon D80 will not auto focus. I have tried 2 lenses. I can use the manual but it will not auto focus when I switch to auto. I checked to make sure everything is clean. When attempting to focus I get a reading in the view finder r11. What do I need to do to fix?
I had the same problem but then I realized the lens was not "in" all the way. It had not clicked into place when I changed lenses. This might work for you....it did for me.
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
Just like ladylaine, above, I had this same problem suddenly today. After fiddling with all the settings and just about assuming I'd have to send it in for service, I found this page, read her suggestion, and turned my lens all the way counterclockwise. Sure enough, a tiny click and now it's working fine. It just had become slightly unseated somehow.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
I'm getting my Nikon D80 back from repair tomorrow. Same problem with focus again and again. Apparently a flaw with this camera. Works ok with non-motorized, older lenses, but not the standard ones that most often come with the camera. I've had many different Nikons over the last 30 years, but this one is a loser. It has been in repair for various reasons over & over and Nikon is not at all quick about getting parts to the repair place.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Try a reset !!
if still the problem remains, then the alignment of the lens is incorrect you will need to give it to service.
i has a issue like this !
hopes works !!
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
I had a similar problem with my Nikon D60... no autofocus!! tried everything and then I noticed on the lens itself there is a A-M switch. I guess transferring it in and out of the bag the switch was pushed over to M- manual and not on A- auto. Works fine now. I might be a fool, but wanted to post this to save someone else the headache.
Posted on Dec 09, 2013
I have a similar problem. It sometimes autofocuses correctly, but if it has to move too far, it loses focus and never gets it again OR it doesn't move at all. I can put it into manual focus, but I still see the focus indicator flashing on and off despite focus not changing. This happens with multiple lenses, so it must be the camera. Sigh.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
I have that same problem, but then after reading this page and little clic, and everything works fine. Thank you Ladylaine!
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
Mine was the same as Ladylaine.. a little click and all is good
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
The Nikon service people said it was probably a lens motor problem - I sent the lens (not the body) in and it came back fixed under warranty.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
My Nikon D 80 doesn't take pictures when I zoom the lens...IS kind of not being able to focus, though the AF motor seems to work...and it appears that F- - on the top display...sometimes, i go manual and zoom and then switch to S or A...to take pictures with the lenses zoomed...
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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