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Nikon auto focus not working and all other settings come out blurry. Not sure how to get it to work. It makes a noise as if trying to focus and never shoots.

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Okay well without repair the unit will not be fixed. the issue is autofocus sensor inside may have failed or is out of range. This can be taken care of at a camera shop. This cannot be fixed by a end user and over a email solution. A repair shop would be the recommended course of action.

Thanks and I hope this doesn ot effect how you rate.

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Why do I get blurry pictures on screen even when I'm focusing.


Go to MENU. Then TOOLS. Make sure Motion Detection is in AUTO.
If that is on AUTO then Put the camera on a hard surface (like tripod) and focus and see if image is still blurry. Lastly, it is difficult to focus in some conditions. Move the focus point, you can click on the screen to change it. Blur can be caused by: long exposures, camera motion during photograph, bad conditions unable to focus.

The focus routine in this camera gets confused often. It can be frustration. It will only be in focus when it is GREEN before you shoot and the camera is not shaking. At night it can take great night shots with a TRIPOD and Exposure set to -1 to -2.

Dec 07, 2014 | Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera

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Blurry pictures


You did not say which lens or lenses you are using, but most auto-focus lenses have a switch for selecting manual or auto-focus. First, check your camera's menu settings to make sure auto-focus is enabled and then your lens to make sure you did not accidently leave it in the manual focus position? If it is in the auto-focus position and still not taking sharp pictures, switch it to manual and see if you can get it to focus correctly. It is also possible that your auto-focus alignment is out because your camera was bumped, jolted or dropped. If realignment is necessary, you can send the camera and lens to Nikon for repair or find a knowledgeable camera repairman.

Jul 29, 2012 | Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

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My D80 nikon camera was not working specially on


Check the following:

- Make sure your lens is screwed on correctly. Try to remove it and put it on again.
- Make sure the dial is squarely pointed to Auto
- Make sure the Auto-Focus switch in front of the camera is turned to A (not to M)

Dec 29, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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My pictures are blurry


It could be several things.
  1. What is the ISO and shutter set on? Low ISO and moderate light will force the shutter to go slower. Any shutter speed less than 60 will be blurry, getting blurrier and blurrier as the number goes down. You could try raising the ISO to get he shutter above 125 and see if that helps.
  2. It could be that the lens is too strong for the shutter speed being used. Generally make sure the shutter speed is at least the same or higher than the largest focal length of the lens. Example: A 70-300 lens should be used with a shutter speed of at least 300, but higher like 500 or 1000 would be better.
  3. Make sure you are holding the camera correctly, with both hands supporting the camera, you elbows tucked close you your body, your left hand supporting the full weight of the cameras, your right hand working the controls. Make sure you are squeezing the shutter button lightly and slowly, no punching ig or stabbing at it. This fast jerky movement can cause blur up to very high shutter speeds if you are not careful.
  4. Make sure the lens is functioning properly, that the m/a switch on the slide of the camera/and or lens is set to A for auto focus.
  5. Make sure the Auto focus sensor is set fo the broadest largest setting or that the focus sensor is set for where you want it not off the the side.

Nov 27, 2009 | Nikon D60 Digital Camera

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Ive got the nikon d40. when i take photos close up they are blurred. there r 2 settings on the focus lense one is letter a one letter m. you have to move switch to indicate one or other. camara wont take...


The letters you're referencing is the M/A (manual / auto) focus switch. The lens has this switch and operates in Auto Focus mode when set to "A" and manual focus mode when set to "M".

You have to manually focus on the subject when in letter "M". If you do not, the result will be out of focus. From your description, it sounds like the camera / lens combination is attempting to focus and operate the shutter in auto, and focusing in manual; but due to some type of damage resulting from possible mishandling, exposure to dust, dirt or even moisture is interfering with the successful completion of the process.

You could isolate the problem to determine if the cause is in the lens or camera by simply attaching the lens to another compatible Nikon camera or placing a different auto-focus lens on your D40. The problem will either stay with your D40 or follow the lens when attached to a different camera. It is also *possible* that due to numerous attempts of auto-focusing with your D40 & lens combination, that both the lens *and* the camera have been damaged. If the problem is severe enough, the problem in the failed device could cause failure in the otherwise normally working device, too.

You might be best served by contacting Nikon Service & Support below:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page

You also said you lost your manual. You can download the manual for the D40 directly from Nikon in your choice of English, French or Spanish from the link below:

http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14157/session/L3NpZC9YRTgxQVpKag%3D%3D/kw/D40%20manual/p/19%2C334/c/187/r_id/116678/sno/0

Good luck!

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Nikon D50 will not auto focus.


Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and the lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.

Aug 27, 2009 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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Lens for Nikon D60


I will try to help you, but please understand that my experience is with Nikon film cameras. Assuming that the D60 works in a manner similar to a Nikon 35 mm body and that Sigma macro lens work like Nikon macro lens, you should be able to determine the usable subject to lens distance by experimentation. First, make sure the lens is in the macro mode. To do this you must set the auto-focus mode control to the manual focus mode (see your manual). On Nikon lenses, you must first set the focus ring to infinity, then move slider switch, which has two positions marked; "normal" and "macro., to the macro position. You should now be able to rotate the focus ring to the macro range. Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out and focus with the focus ring. The the range over which the lens to subject to lens distance will yield an in focus image will be rather limited and in the range of an inch or so to 6 or 8 inches.

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Nikon Auto focus problem with the 18-135 KIT lense


I had this problem and just realised it today. I found out that it was a a settings problem. What I had done without realising was I had my "AE-lock" button functioning as "AF-ON" which meant that my autofocus would only turn on when I held the shutter half-way and pressed that button. Once I turned this function back to its original state of "AF-Lock" as opposed to "AF-ON", it worked fine.
My symptoms were: • soft mechanical noise when holding the shutter (i thought it was trying to focus but couldn't. I thought the mechanics for the AF were faulty) • Couldn't take photos unless they were in the set conditions (which makes sense because it was locked on a certain setting until I pressed the AF-ON button).
My camera is only a few months old so I wasn't convinced it was faulty/broken. Make sure you test all of your settings and go through each of them before you chalk it down to equipment error.
Hope this helps.

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Auto-focus isn't working


Try checking your settings for the type of shot you are taking and for the type of focus......
type of shot is the dial on the top, and then:
1) menu, metering
and also check your autofocus mode
2)menu, autofocus; try the single autofocus, it might be set to continual

Also, you could try updating the firmware in your camera. You do this through the Nikon website.

Jan 23, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 5900 Digital Camera

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