Hello my name is BobbieJo, but my lens on camera wont close when i try to try to take picture. I tryied to turn it off and still the same thing is happening,,,When I turn it on it the lens wont open when I turn it off the lens is doing the same thing... i just got this camera about a 2 months ago and i havent had this problem before..I like this camera alot and i hate to go and pay for another one...so cna you please help me out on this ...
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Re: My lens wont close
Romrt offers a good start to your problem. Make sure you have fresh batteries. Typically, however,t he lens won't move because it has become obstructed by a foreign object such as sand or other particles. If this is the case, you should take it in for repair. What is the model? Did you buy it new?
It sounds like you did not buy it new so it may not be under warranty. Sometimes you can unstick a locked zoom lens by applying gentle pressure. If your camera lens opens and closes automatically when turned on, apply pressure (very lightly) while turning it off to see if you can unstick it.
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Hum, something doesn't sit right with what you just described. If the camera in focus green dot comes on solid then the camera is saying the image is in focus. Did you just drop the lens or was the camera attached to the lens and the whole assembly hit the ground. Lets back up some more what is it you are trying to focus on, meaning the camera will be confused solid colour, no contrast, glass, water, chrome. Or trying to focus on something to close for the lens optics yes I know you said Macro but even macro but even this lens has a minimum focus distance. Check your specification sheet that came with the lens. Okay another thing and this is a biggy if you are trying to focus on something at F2.8 close in the camera may catch focus but the DOF is so shallow you can't actually see the focus point and everything appears out of focus. Okay another thing, lets say you have this lens mounted on a tripod at a setting of F11 and a shutter speed down into the 1/50 or even a bit slower, your think you are okay because it's on a tripod right, nope just by you tripping the shutter you have moved the camera and the pictures will be blurry under close examination. In this case you need to do one of two things or both. You can use a 2 second shutter delay and or mirror lock up. I use both when available. I've even gone to using an electronic release in some cases. So if the camera in focus light in the lower right corner of the viewfinder comes on solid then the camera has focus. If the lens was off a bit the in focus light wouldn't come on or if it did it would flicker and if it's not got focus the shutter couldn't be released. So sorry I think it's one of the other problems I mentioned. Hope I helped and not confused you to here is a sample picture a center crop of a much larger picture the scene was 3/4 mile away.
It's pretty crisp but the sizing took a bit the original you can count the brick on the building.
Hello. First, make sure the battery is properly charged and/or there has been no battery leakage or other such damage inside the battery compartment. Next, since the lens won't close, the camera senses an error condition and is programmed to shut down. Has the camera been exposed to heat(hot car) or any kind of moisture? Check carefully for impact damage--if the lens is crooked or has become mis-aligned. Has the camera been to the beach recently? Blowing sand(which can be almost non-viewable to the human eye) is notorious for jamming electronic equipment such as camcorders or cameras. Barring any battery problem, the camera will most likely need to be seen by a qualified tech.---Rick
Usually when a digital camera has lens issues, they will turn on very briefly, then turn off. Try holding the bottom button in on the lcd side as you push the power button to see if your camera will display stored pictures. My daughter dropped her boyfriends 1060 in muddy water the other day and I cleaned it enough to get it to show pictures but couldn't get the lens to work. A drop or a speck of dirt will stop the lens from working. Haven't had much luck getting lens unstuck, but have replaced the lens unit, usually better to buy new camera unless you are very handy and can find a 1060 with a good lens and bad LCD, which I have done a few times. Looking on Ebay, most of the 1060's being sold 'as is' have bad lens and good LCD's......not good for us....hope this helps.
DON'T TRY TO FIX THIS YOURSELF! You will only add to the damage. If your lens is in warranty, contact Nikon for instructions to get it repaired. If it is out of warranty, I would either pay Nikon for the repair or take it to a camera repair man.
On most lenses the way to test if your old lens works on a cannon digital to set the camera to AV then set the iris to the small setting ie F16/F22 then use the stopdown button.
Things that might happen
1 The lens will close down OK
2 The error 99 will show,will need are rechip if avaliable
3 Nothing happens, will need a rechip
Q.Why will it work inside but not outside.
A. Inside the camera needs light so the iris is full open, outside the lens needs to close down and if not compatible it is unable to close down. will need a rechip