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Nikon F55 camera

No auto focus and indicating dot in viewfinder not stationary

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  • sail 456 Dec 23, 2007

    not worth $9.99

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    tried 3 different lenses, and cleaned contacts, viewfinder indictor keeps blinking as it goes from infinity to min.and back and when manually focused.

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You should try another lens. It sounds like a communication problem between the camera and the lens

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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