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Getting a note on my screen that the "lens not attached" but it is. Auto focus is no longer working.

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    Is the problem with all lenses or just one? It's vital to know as it determines whether the fault lies in the lens or the body.

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Remove lens clean the dia fream and again slowly attached the lens. Hope you get good reply.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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