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Nikon D40X camera and AF-S Nikkor lens 18-200mm will not autofocus. The camera and lens has woked beautifully until recently when I can no longer autofocus. Camera has not been damaged and no settings changed. Please help!

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Try removing the lens and then reloading it.   Hope this works.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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