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Autofocus I have a nikon d40 with a 18-55 lens for almost a week. Suddenly the autofocus function started to slow down and the noise has changed. I am worried that the AF function will go away permanently.

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Take the camera back to the shop where you bought it. It's still under warranty, you should get a new one. It sounds defective.

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