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The auto focus is not working on my Nikon D50

I am not sure why, but the auto focus on my Nikon D50 is suddenly not working. I have tried cleaning the lens, changing the AF/M button back to AF, but it still does not work. When I switch to manual focus the camera takes blurred pictures. What could be the problem? Please help!

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  • Potok Feb 25, 2008

    AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm

  • Potok Feb 25, 2008

    I had originally thought that the lens was dirty so I cleaned it.

    No, it does not even try to focus..... basically does nothing.

  • Potok Feb 25, 2008

    No, unfortunately I have only this one lens.

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Well, best to try and find one either at a store or through a friend. There is really no way to tell which part (camera or lens) is at fault.
    Have you checked the search by zip code to find a repair person in your area?

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    It would be great if you had another lens to test with. That way we would know if tit is the body or the lens. Do you have another or access to one?

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Have you checked and cleaned the contacts on the lens? Does it try to focus? or just no movement what so ever?

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    In the manual focus mode, you would have to focus yourself, Which lens?

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I assume the AF/M switch on the body is set to AF as well? This has not been mentioned but the D50 has two drive systems for AF.

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Did you or someone you know recently drop the camera?

I have had two of these lenses and both have had issues. One had a similar issue and was repaired under warranty.

Here are a few troubleshooting steps:
-Do you hear anything when you try to focus (motor, etc)?
-Looking inside the viewfinder as you try to focus manually, does the green dot on bottom left ever appear (indicating focus lock)?
-Does lens move when set to "m" and you twist the focus ring?
-If lens moves when you twist, can you see the inner glass "eye" getting closer or more distant to the outer glass on the lens?
-Is A/F assist on? Set to ILLUM? If so, find a darker area and set camera to "Auto". Light should come on to A/F assist indicating the camera body is attempting to focus.

I agree with other poster: take camera to Ritz or other shop and ask them if you can check out a few lenses. Mount them to your camera and see what happens.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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