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Auto Focus Nikon N65

I have a Nikon N65 and it suddenly stopped auto focusing, in AF mode it wont shoot just focus and then do nothing, however when you point it at the ceiling, where nothing to focus is, it will shoot.

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Amyfesh,
I have been finding a lot of these concerns while looking back at unsolved SLR issues, it shoots at the ceiling or the sky because there is just enough light the camera detects. Check the lens ring for a white dot and the ring for the aperture rotate the ring so the red f-stop (usually in red and f-22 or somewhere near that number) align, now the lens will open enough to allow the light that the camera has determined that it needs, now it will allow the shutter to open. I just joined the fixya in December, so I hope to hear from you if this helped and if you have any other questions about the N65.
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Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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