As i turn on my camera it makes a horrible 'trying' sound of the lens cap attempting to focus. And then as i switch to Photo or Video Mode i am once again bullied by the 'trying' noise and an enormous and blunt "FOCUS ERROR" written across the LCD. After i give up trying and turn the camera off; the lens is no longer covered. I believe it to be that the lens is no longer controlled and that its cover will no longer help protect him.
I have no idea what could have caused this problem, any help and absolutly any crazy ideas would be well appreciated and definately taken into some sort of consideration.
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Re: Focus error depriving me of fun
"FOCUS ERROR" is quite a common problem with fuji cameras, and they don't acknowledge it as of yet.
You could still try to reset the camera, either according to the manual, or by disconnecting all power supplies cables and cards for a few days. preferably both.
If you have a warranty use it before it ends.
Last resort would be to contact fuji and ask them about repair options, mention the fact that you know this problem is very common with their cameras. hope you find a solution thats not too expensive.
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Panasonic DMC TZ25 compact camera - System Error (Focus)
- Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera (suggested by Andrea Lock, above). I actually had to try this several times as camera was refusing to reset properly, but after a few goes, lens retracted and camera began to work again. Thanks Andrea.
It sounds like the focus element inside the lens is stuck. This is usually either due to an impact knocking the elements out of alignment, or to sand/debris entering the focus motor's gear drive and preventing it from rotating. The buzzing sound you hear is the focus motor attempting to rotate, but buzzing up against some obstruction.
When the lens extends, you hear a buzzing sound, and then the lens retracts - this is usually the cause of the issue.
Unfortunately there is not much you can do externally to fix this problem. The camera will need to be taken apart and repaired by a professional or by the manufacturer.
Your 100mm lens autofocus not working.it may be due to autofocus flex cable inside the lens damaged. It is replaceable part. You may have to contact service technician. However when you switch to manual mode it should focus & click. Try it.
Sounds like the focus motor came loose - you need to take it apart and repair the gear that drives the lens assembly for focusing. The noise you're hearing is the motor trying to focus but since the lens cannot focus it continues to run and signals an error.
The letters you're referencing is the M/A (manual / auto) focus switch. The lens has this switch and operates in Auto Focus mode when set to "A" and manual focus mode when set to "M".
You have to manually focus on the subject when in letter "M". If you do not, the result will be out of focus. From your description, it sounds like the camera / lens combination is attempting to focus and operate the shutter in auto, and focusing in manual; but due to some type of damage resulting from possible mishandling, exposure to dust, dirt or even moisture is interfering with the successful completion of the process.
You could isolate the problem to determine if the cause is in the lens or camera by simply attaching the lens to another compatible Nikon camera or placing a different auto-focus lens on your D40. The problem will either stay with your D40 or follow the lens when attached to a different camera. It is also *possible* that due to numerous attempts of auto-focusing with your D40 & lens combination, that both the lens *and* the camera have been damaged. If the problem is severe enough, the problem in the failed device could cause failure in the otherwise normally working device, too.
You might be best served by contacting Nikon Service & Support below:
I had the same issue with my Nikon d60...my 18-55mm did auto focus but
my 55-200mm only manual focused, i thought it might have been my camera
as i heard that not all lenses are compatible with my d60 but it turned
out to be the focussing motor or something that was damaged, it was
making a very funny noise when it tried to auto focus with it,like a
screeching sound..if this is the case you should get it repaired and
looked at, also check on the lens if it says it is a AF lens,if so make sure th switch on the side of the lens is switched on AF not MF. hope it helps
Try ensuring the AF switch is set all the way (On camera AND lens). I had mine partially turned on once and it made a noise and wouldn't focus. I probably caused damage from it too (I pray I did not). But if that's not the problem, my best guess would be that your autofocus motor is shot. If that's the case, you can either put it in for repairs or switch to manual focus and focus everything manually (which isn't really too bad, is it?)