Question about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 for Nikon
Lens of my camera developed a problem since last few months.
Th lens wont retract totally when using the zoom ring. It gets stuck at around 30mm.
I have to manually puch it in by pushing the top of the lens inside.
This leads to great inconvenience.
Also the zoom ring is not smooth to use as before. It does need some force to use it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is usually a torn flexible circuit or binding aperture in the lens. It'll have to go to a repair shop for replacement. About a $80 job.
Posted on Dec 06, 2006
Autofocus function on the D40 only supports lenses with the
AF-S feature, which have an autofocus motor built into the lens,
instead of using an autofocus motor drive built into the camera.
The Tamron lens you have, does not have a built in motor and
the autofocus function relies on the motor drive in the camera.
It will not work with the D40 or D60, but it will work with other
Nikon digital SLRs, such as the D80. Need to get an AF-S
type lens or upgrade to different Nikon digital SLR. Unless
you do this, you will have to manually focus the Tamron lens.
All of the Nikon DX (for digital) series lenses are also AF-S
type, so they will work with the D40, which is designed as
an entry level digital SLR, therefore it is intended primarily
for use with DX lenses, which are typically sold in a kit with
the D40. Most common one is Nikkor 18-55mm DX AF-S.
Other Nikon AF-S lenses made for film cameras (FX type)
will also work with the D40, but these tend to be expensive
professional models. DX series lenses tend to be more
affordable. You might consider the 18-200mm DX AF-S
as an alternative to the Tamron, but these are not cheap.
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
This is either due to a cracked internal roller or a cracked/broken internal cam. The lens will have to be sent to Tamron for repair.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Don't force it.
Did you get dust or dirt in it?
The only solution is to bring it in for service or send it to Nikon if it is a USA model.
Nikon USA will NOT repair any gray market items.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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