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The autofocus on my D-90 blinks showing F-- and I cannot take a picture with the camera. I have had the camera for about 6 months, but have not used it for about 4 months, Now I can't use it on autofocus at all.

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  • kakima Jul 07, 2010

    I assume you've used this lens successfully in the past.

    Try cleaning the contacts, both on the back of the lens and in the mount on the body. Does this help any?

    Does another lens work on the camera? Does the lens work on a different camera?

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I had similar problem and I only had camera for couple weeks. I took 1800 photos in total, and all the sudden, I get this F-- problem. Everything locks up, you can't take photos in any mode. But eventually it will again, and I don't know how, it just does. It doesn' t matter if I switch off or on, it won't make difference. Usually I find if you zoom your lens in and out again few time, it will find focus, and able to shot again. But it is very funny when it locks itself up, it is almost close out the lens. So you only can shot in manual mode, but it's all black. This is more than just a clean job, right?

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

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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