Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


D200 not focusing and metering system not working

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2/11/2018 10:09:25 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Feb 11, 2018 • 219 views

I'm planning to buy a DSLR but confused what to buy

You have named several excellent digital SLR cameras aimed at the top end of the amateur/semi professional market.
I have the Nikon D200 and have been very pleased with it.
As stated by JCDill, you must really decide what you want and can afford. The camera body you choose will commit you down one path or another. For example, if you choose Canon, only Canon or OEM (Other Equipment Manufacturers) such as Sigma lenses will fit your camera body. Canon have a good reputation for their auto-focus, while Nikon make lenses that are the envy of others.
If this is your first digital SLR then you might be best buying an entry level body with a multi-purpose zoom lens such as the Nikon D40. There is a lot to learn.
If you are converting from film SLR and already have a set of lenses, then the cameras you mentioned will probably be able to use your existing lenses (but this is less so with Canon than Nikon). I was ecstatic to disover that my old Nikon 500mm mirror lens works in manual mode (with metering displayed) on my Nikon D200 but would not work properly on my Nikon D70.
I hope this helps.

1/12/2015 2:29:12 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jan 12, 2015 • 238 views

Power button always on

please update the it solves many issues:
7/7/2014 4:22:56 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 07, 2014 • 32 views

Nikon D200

You might have to put the DVD in the computer to install the drivers You might have to update the firmware if it is not updated:
7/7/2014 4:21:15 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 07, 2014 • 51 views

I am unable to remove my 18-200 lens from my Nikon 200.

press and hold the button on the left side near lens move the lens to anticlockwise should release the lens let me know if works, or if you have any more questions Imran 1af763e9-b91f-4093-b3b1-abe4fe6e5d14.jpg
7/7/2014 4:15:34 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 07, 2014 • 27 views

My autofocus suddenly stopped working and a code

r11 isn't an error, it means that the memory buffer has room for 11 more shots.
11/10/2013 9:25:32 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Nov 10, 2013 • 250 views

How can i unlock my Nikon D200

What do you mean by "unlock". I own one qand I am unaware of any locking feature. What exactly are the symptoms?
1/27/2013 6:40:48 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jan 27, 2013 • 46 views

I have a Nikon d200 and need to take sports photos in a basketball court The sport is very fast moving. What should I set the camera to. Lately the photos are dark and or blurry

You want the fastest shutter speed you can get and the largest aperture possible.If you're close enough and it's allowed, use the flash. The flash will freeze the action. However, it's likely to give you a dark background instead of a blurry background.If not, use the Aperture Priority mode. Open the lens to its maximum aperture (smallest f/number). This will give you the fastest shutter speed for the existing lighting conditions. The fast shutter speed will freeze the action and the large aperture will blur the background, though the amount of freezing may be limited if the lighting is relatively dark, as in a high school gym.Be aware that if you're shooting indoors you're going up against the laws of physics. The human eye can adapt much better than any camera. A high school gym will appear light enough once you've been inside for a few minutes, but it is much, much darker than a bright day outdoors.
11/1/2013 8:29:10 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Nov 01, 2013 • 192 views


what is the actual proablem?
3/3/2012 2:47:24 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Mar 03, 2012 • 229 views

How much the second hand nikon D 200

Trey amazon or e bay it's probably your best bet. Good condition and cheap.
7/1/2011 1:07:43 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 01, 2011 • 60 views

All of the sudden, even

Some times the cameras memory may become confused, so to speak. Or a user may have set something which was not set back, and so causes this to happen.
Most cameras have a way to reset to factory specs. or default as stated in some.
Then, set the adjustments the way you like them.
10/30/2010 4:07:27 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Oct 30, 2010 • 41 views

My camera is receiving no power from charged

it could be a problem with wiring or the terminals inside the camera preventing it from receiving enough power from your batteries.

If your camera takes AA batteries It could be that your re-chargeable batteries need to be replaced, so perhaps pick up a set of high powered lithium (single use) batteries at the store and try them out. If the camera works, you know it is not a fault with the camera.

If this is the case, we then need to determine whether the fault is with your batteries or the charger. You could buy a new set of rechargeable batteries and check that they charge correctly. If they do, it was the old batteries, if they don't, it may be the charger.

If you find that the fault is with your camera, you could try cleaning the terminals inside the battery compartment of your camera with a cotton bud,
8/30/2010 9:24:50 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Aug 30, 2010 • 32 views

My Nikon D200 just started locking when I

Check your Custom Setting Menu, a1-a10:AUTOFOCUS.

Press Menu, select the Custom Menu Setting (looks like a pencil).
Select "AUTOFOCUS" and move to right.

a1 AF-C Mode Priority. Set to "Focus"

a2 AF-S Mode Priority. Default is "Focus", change this to "Release". This will enable the camera to fire anytime you press the shutter, regardless of if it's in focus or not. Use this setting if your having problems locking up, especially using some different lenses.

Try these settings. They may work for you.
1/6/2010 6:54:32 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jan 06, 2010 • 623 views

CF light stays on, cards come out unreadable by computer

You may need to have your camera driver and software reinstalled. It seems that the internal writer capabilities are corrupted.

This is evident if each card you use ends up corrupted or unreadable, but the rest of the camera operates normal.
1/5/2010 11:34:51 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jan 05, 2010 • 269 views

My Nikon D200 digital camera will not focus when I depress the

Hard to pinpoint the exact problem...
What lens do you have attached? Does it have a switch for M/A and M (auto focus/manual focus)? If it does ensure the switch is in the M/A or Auto Focus position.

On the left side of the camera on the face there are 3 positions, C, S, and M. Ensure it is not on "M" for manual.

Do you have your camera setup to only allow the shutter to operate when it is in focus?
1/5/2010 11:13:04 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jan 05, 2010 • 314 views

I reset the D200 settings and now I can't get back


I think this Technical Manual Guide would help You.

Godd Luck
11/3/2009 5:06:23 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Nov 03, 2009 • 148 views

Nikon 18-200 mm vr lens not auto focusing on my nikon d200

lets start with the basics, try hard reseting it and try again, if that doesnt work then
try upgrading your firmware (if possible on your camera) and if that doesnt work then it may be the lens, but dont forget to spend a few hours trying to find a option for it in the meny
7/26/2009 7:35:06 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 26, 2009 • 8,750 views

Nikon D200 refuses to auto focus with any lens it just doesn't do anything.

Does the camera body has a M/AFswitch? it would be located in front on the left side if that accidently gets changed to M your lens will not AF any more until you change it?? I know it sounds so simple but who knows!! Barry Brown
7/18/2009 1:18:02 AM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 18, 2009 • 543 views

Error 11 at nikon camera

First, if you can try the lens on another camera body, please do. See if the same thing happens on a different camera body. If it does, it's a problem with the lens. If not, you need to look at the camera. You can verify it's the camera by placing a different lens onto the body and see if you're experiencing the same problem. If it is indeed the body, I would suggest you take a pencil eraser and gently but firmly clean the contacts located on the lens mount. It's my experience (I also shoot with a D200) that often times when a lens isn't autofocusing, it's due to direty contacts either on the lens itself or the camera body. Cleaning them is a good start though and will narrow your issues down to the lens or the camera body. After cleaning, try the lens again to see if it's working correctly. If not, send it to Nikon in New York for repairs.
7/11/2009 9:21:19 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 11, 2009 • 330 views

Format problems. every time I try to format the

Sound like a damaged card, can you try another card in the camera?

My D80 did this once and the card would work in other cameras but not the D80 again.
7/3/2009 5:29:47 PM • Nikon D200... • Answered on Jul 03, 2009 • 84 views
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