I have had my camera for 10 years now and all of a sudden my lenses don't work. I take them off the camera, point and shoot and the shutter works fine. When the lenses are on, I can't get the lens to zoom or to focus, you can here the motor or whatever working but nothing happens. It stopped suddenly.
What I have done:
I took the lens off and took a steak knife to the part that connects to the lens to contro auto focus to pick at what looked like gunk I also turned with my fingers the little piece on the camera body that connectsto that part of the lens. That worked fine (you could here the noise of the motor as I masnually turned it). It is the same noise I wolud here when trying to auto focus from day one. I placed each lens on and now they work.
is it the camera body or the lenses that need fixed?? And what can I use to clean that area of the lens (I don't want to have to carry a steak knife with me.)
(Now I can still work the camera on manual focus and that is fine, but to follow a soccer game poses a challenge of its own. Many people have told me to just get another, but I have won national awards with this one, it's not that easy.)
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Re: Lens will not zoom in or out
Brush off any lose dirt from both the lens and bayonet mount and the autofocus drive shaft . If you are still not getting camera to auto focus your lenses have an expert look at the body : this is not an expensive problem to repair on these Pentaxes either a small mechanical problem or the connection to the pc board is bad. In either case only the front of the camera has to be dismantled ( +- 1 hour of labour to do the whole job ).
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That's the focal range of a zoom lens. Unlike a single focal-length lens (or a "prime" lens) a zoom lens lets you adjust the focal range. "55-200mm" specifies the lens's focal range from 55mm at the low end to 200mm at the long end.
You can read a general description of zoom lenses at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_lens
Nikon current has two different 55-200mm lenses: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/ 2156/AF-S-DX-Zoom-NIKKOR-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-ED.html and http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/ 2156/AF-S-DX-Zoom-NIKKOR-55-200mm-f%252F4-5.6G-ED.html
If you're asking about the L110, it has a permanently-affixed lens and will not use either of the above lenses.
Yes, with caveats. The autofocus won't work on D40/D60/D3000/D5000. The metering may not work in all modes on all cameras. Since you didn't specify which camera, I can't give you a better answer than that.
I have 30-year-old Nikon lenses working fine on my D90, but without metering. And the old lenses date before the invention of autofocus.
I've got the same problem. The problem is that the lense is loosely attached to the body. What you need to do is that when you see the Av flashing, press the lense of the camera to the body and twist the lense to the left a bit. This tightens the connection. You can then take the photo.
The Minolta AF lens will fit and work on most of the Minolta AF bodies (it will depend on exactly what lens it is as to the compatibility), you will also find that it will fit and work with the new range of Sony
digital SLR camera bodies.
The Quantaray lenses are a little bit more difficult as Quantaray make lenses for several different types of camera body, it should mention on the lens what make the lens mount is for. If you post further information about the lenses it might help.