Whenever I try to take a picture with the auto focus on, it really struggles getting in focus. It takes many times of pushing the button half way to get it in focus. Is this a problem with the lens or the camera??
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Make sure you're using a lens that worked before on this camera.. many consumer bodies lack the built in focus motor, so you must purchase lenses that have the motor built into the lens. If it lacks a motor - no auto focus will be possible.
Remove and re-seat the lens.
Make sure that any Aperture ring on the lens barrel is set to the smallest (largest number f22) possible.
Make sure any and all Auto / Manual Focus switches are set to A or Auto.
Try taking a picture in broad daylight - or other well lit area - if the subject is very dark, the auto focus will struggle or "hunt".
Let me know if these suggestions solve your problem - good luck!
You did not say which lens or lenses you are using, but most auto-focus lenses have a switch for selecting manual or auto-focus. First, check your camera's menu settings to make sure auto-focus is enabled and then your lens to make sure you did not accidently leave it in the manual focus position? If it is in the auto-focus position and still not taking sharp pictures, switch it to manual and see if you can get it to focus correctly. It is also possible that your auto-focus alignment is out because your camera was bumped, jolted or dropped. If realignment is necessary, you can send the camera and lens to Nikon for repair or find a knowledgeable camera repairman.
It sounds like a problem with the auto focus. You can narrow this down with some different tests.
1) Try turning off auto focus and taking a picture. If that works then try
2) Another lens, see if you can duplicate the problem that way. If you can, you either have an auto focus, or lens communication problem. If you can't duplicate the problem with a second lens, then you know the lens you were using is the culprit.
Could this be the auto focus? Try this, put what you want to focus on in the center of the screen, in the [ ] part. Lightly press the shutter button and keep the pressure on. The camera will focus and then wait. If you now press the shutter button all the way down the camera will take the picture.
The r06 just means the camera can take 6 more pictures quickly before the picture buffer fills up. Unless you are using the fast drive mode this will not matter to you.
Typically when that happens your auto focus sensor has become dirty and it takes longer to focus on your subjects. Make sure both your lens and AF sensor are completely clean. Use a soft high thread count cotton cloth to wipe them clean.
Generally, a Nikon AF body - lens needs something of contrast to focus on (i.e., the tux of a groom) and with a white wedding dress, the autofocus tends to go 'nuts.' You could pick a spot (a pew) to focus on and then turn AF off: during the walk-down-the-asle, just shoot when the person hits that spot. In a less-than-bright church, maybe your eyes and digital are not a prime match. You could return to a film camera -- the F100 does well in lower light.