Question about Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens
Recently, my D200 stopped focusing on a regular basis and would focus every now and again. Tried new batteries, cleaned the connections, I think, and still it is intermittent. Also, the metering system does not change no matter where the switch is set. One other piece of information, when I am trying to take a picture, I get an r11 message. I don't know if it has always said this, or if this is new. Any help, anybody?
Posted by pastorbruceb on
SOURCE: Trouble auto focusing
If it's any consolation, I have the same setup and the same problem. I'm now at the point where I'm probably going to have to return the lens as faulty, but there are a few things it could be on yours which you might want to check.
Have you got the D200 set to auto-focus? The selector (on the front of the camera, on the lower left) should be in the S position (as opposed to C or M).
Have you got the lens set to auto-focus? It should be in the M/A position, rather than M.
Have you tried cleaning the contacts? Pop the lens off and give the contacts a clean with the appropriate equipment. Dust on the contacts could be causing a problem.
Failing that, have you tried turning the camera on and off a few times?
I've obviously tried all the above on mine, and now suspect I've got a faulty lens that needs fixing ... which really sucks! Good luck with it, let me know if you get it working.
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
SOURCE: Nikon D80 auto focus
Just like ladylaine, above, I had this same problem suddenly today. After fiddling with all the settings and just about assuming I'd have to send it in for service, I found this page, read her suggestion, and turned my lens all the way counterclockwise. Sure enough, a tiny click and now it's working fine. It just had become slightly unseated somehow.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
SOURCE: Very soft focus on D200
Hi Amanda, welcome to FixYa.
Try this to fix your focusing issue. It's a custom AF setting.
Press the Menu and select the pencil icon. Then you'll see Custom Setting Menu on the LCD display. Click down to Autofocus and then click to the right.
There are 3 choices here: FPS Rate, FPS Rate + AF, and Focus.
Set it to Focus.
FPS Rate is the default setting, the camera will take 5 frames per second whether it's in focus or not.
FPS Rate+ AF forces it to slow down hoping to get more frames in focus.
Focus sets the camera to fire only when in perfect focus. It slows you down some, but it will save you from deleting all the blurry ones.
Try this and let me know if it works for you with a comment.
Ken Rockwell has alot of tips and tricks (including the one I just gave you) in a pdf telling all about your camera. You can read it here. http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d200/users-guide/d200-users-guide.pdf
Enjoy your camera and feel free to rate my solution.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
SOURCE: Why did my auto focus stop; now r11 appears in LCD
This might be obvious, but is the AF / M switch still on AF?
Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: 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
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
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