20 Most Recent Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom Lens Questions & Answers


Is there also an AF / MF switch on the camera body ?

Nikon... • Answered on Jun 15, 2017


Try it with another lens on the body and try the lens on another body to see which one is faulty

Nikon... • Answered on May 16, 2017


You may order the lens mount assembly or just the lens mount from here.

Nikon... • Answered on Mar 12, 2014


You would have to disassemble the lens barrel to get to the zoom sliders, and lubrication is not likely the problem anyway. The zoom mechanism uses nylon bushings sliding in a groove, and zoom problems are usually due to wearing/cracking of those bushings.If it's still in warranty, send it in. Otherwise, the cost of repair probably exceeds the value of the lens. Sorry.

Nikon... • Answered on Oct 18, 2013


try cleaning the lens.

Also set the focus range in the camera to average both vertically and horizontally. That is when you press the shutter button thos red squares in the look through a;; ;light up rather than just the centre square.

I suspect it is getting feedback from something on the lens that it reads and tries to focus on that is closer than the object you want to photograph. Make sure there is no mold growth inside lens as that will do it too


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Nikon... • Answered on Sep 19, 2011


http://blogs.tech-recipes.com/abanks/2010/02/04/nikon-camera/ sounds like this will help you out with how to replace it and how to go about getting the replacement parts. Hope this helps.

Nikon... • Answered on May 10, 2011


Having received no response in over a month, I assume this is no longer a problem.

Nikon... • Answered on Sep 19, 2010


If it is broken in half, it will definitely not screw back together. It must be realigned, and calibrated.Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/PhotoTech-Repair-Service-Inc/102527215194

Nikon... • Answered on Apr 06, 2010


Your motor may have gone bad. Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/PhotoTech-Repair-Service-Inc/102527215194

Nikon... • Answered on Apr 06, 2010


I think only a Nikon repair center can fix this for you.
try this link

http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/repair.htm

Nikon... • Answered on Jan 22, 2010


Seems as if you're snapping the shutter before the lens has focused. Have you tried manual focus or single-server auto focus?

Nikon... • Answered on Dec 23, 2009


I have seen the focus gears fail on these. They come as a unit. It will need to be replaced, not a DIY

Nikon... • Answered on Dec 07, 2009


^As with any repair of a precision instrument, I don’t recommend doing this yourself. I somehow managed to get lucky and was able diagnose the problem with my lens and repair it, with the auto-focusing, manual focusing, manual zoom and auto exposure all working again.

If you don’t feel confident doing this repair yourself, I recommend you send your lens to a Nikon Repair facility. Remember, if you are unable to repair it yourself, you will have a paperweight, a lens that might not autofocus or at least a more costly repair if you send it to Nikon.

That said, I started at the rear of the lens and removed the screws holding the bayonet mount to the lens. The fact that there are a row of electrical contacts made me think that it was likely that the patient wouldn’t survive the surgery.
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Under the bayonet ring there was a circular printed circuit board with various flex connectors encircling it. I pried all of the connectors free and unscrewed the rear element.
I eventually stripped the lens to the point where I could see the zoom mechanism and how one of the three screws mounted every 120 degrees around the body of the lens was loose. The nylon foot that it screwed into was now rattling around inside the lens. When it dropped out, I inserted it back into it’s groove and used nail polish on the screw threads to hopefully keep it from vibrating loose again. The lens was assembled with some sort of thread locker on the screw but it still managed to vibrate loose.
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As they say in the auto shop manuals, reassembly is the reverse of disassembly. The first time I put it back together, the zoom worked fine, but the camera didn’t auto-focus. After taking the lens apart again, I saw that the focusing prong was connected to the drive mechanism. Another hour later, it was working.
Remember, don’t try this at home.

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Nikon... • Answered on Oct 13, 2009


So does mine, that is the VR releasing, it is normal.

Nikon... • Answered on Jul 05, 2009


Which camera are you using? If the body has AF/MF switch, put that also to MF.If this fails to help, take out the lens and try to change it to MF.

Nikon... • Answered on Feb 14, 2009


Sorry....format completely erase the pics with no hope of retrieval. If you had simply deleted them, then retrieval software could have helped.

Nikon Cameras • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


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Nikon Cameras • Answered on Jan 11, 2021


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Nikon Cameras • Answered on Dec 30, 2020

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