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Af? When I turn on my camera it won't go to view my pictures. It just flashes "AF" and the only thing I can do with it when I turn it on is take one picture. But then as soon as I take the first picture I can't take anymore but I can view my other pictures... can this be fixed or do I have to buy a new camera?

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SOURCE: AF flashing green, red AF sign on screen - won't take pictures

When you depress the picture button you should both hear the camera making motor noises and see the image focus changing as it seeks the proper focus for the image. If no focus movement takes place and you hear nothing then the focus motor is either completely jammed or malfunctioning. Alternatively focus movement may take place but it never finds the right focus point. Or you may hear a buzzing or clicking sound when it should be focusing. These symptoms can be caused by impact or, more commonly, sand or other contaminants making their way into the delicate system which moves the focus element. The camera will require professional repair in either of these cases. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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oh well, just came back from the camera shop and apparently it is the button.
thanks anyway!

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I too had D50 autofocus problems and ended up buying a new D300. I then learned that my issue was in the focus areas. The D50 has five focus areas. As you look through the lens, you will see one rectangle in the center and four to the top, bottom, left and right. You should make sure that the center rectangle is highlighted. Use the round thumbdial on the back of the camera to move the focus area.

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I had the same problem and just changed the setting on both the camera and an attached lens to 'A' (from M) and it enabled those menus in the custom settings.

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SOURCE: Nikon 18-55mm AF-S/ VR lense shudder?

I believe you're hearing the VR in the lens adjusting. Try turning the VR off and see if you hear the sound. If not, then you have a normal operating lens.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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