Question about Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 G AF-S Lens

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Won't Autofocus I have several lenses and the 55-200 won't autofocus anymore.  It is only a year old.  The other lenses do autofocus.  The "bad" lense makes a sort of squealy mechanical noise when I try to autofocus.  Manually the lense does not feel like it is catching from dirt or anything like that.  AQm I missing something or do I need to send off for warranty service.

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  • surprisemee7 Apr 25, 2008

    I just started having the same exact problem! However, in my case I was finishing up a photo shoot at work, went to switch lenses, and when I picked up my 55-200mm zoom lens, the tip of it fell off!! I was able to put it back into the end of the lens, but now I am having the same autofocus problem and sound effect. For me, I think it is because it is off track inside the lens. But I have only had mine for 5 months! I'm preparing to send it to Nikon for warrenty repair.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I am having the same issue, I bought a Nikon DX55-200mm lens and attached it to my D80 and it makes a scratching noice and will NOT focus in AUTO mode at all. In manual I can focus it. Please help?

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I have a Nikkor 55-200 lens and this will no longer autofocus in the auto mode and will not allow a picture to be taken. I have to go to manual settings to focus and be able to take pictures with it it. I have had it about two years.

  • jennleprkan May 28, 2008

    My 55-200 stopped working today while using it on my D50, and I've Had it for a couple of years. It was on my camera the last two times I used it and haven't changed lens in weeks. Worked all morning for 138 pictures then stopped autofocusing. Will follow helpful hints, but not sure if I have a warranty or not to get it repaired.

  • aerox976 Jun 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. I will take it to the Nikon service, and I hope they won't tell me a higher repair price than the lens itself.

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Of course, lenses are very sensitive, and require clean rooms (dust-free) to fix them, and then tools to recalibrate them.

Some obvious points would be to make sure the lens setting is not (A)uto instead of (M)anual.

I'm sorry to say that after trying to blow air (carefully) in the cracks while turning the dials might assist, clean the contacts on the opening of the lens.

After these things have been done. You'll have to find a service center to have it repaired.

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