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Autofocus stops with VR 70-200 f2.8 w/D1h
Al Camp, Photographer
Omak | WA | USA | Posted: 12:57 PM on 08.05.03
->> Whenever I change battery or memory card with D1h, autofocus with my VR 70-200 f2.8 won't work when I turn the camera back on. Sometimes I use the 1.4 converter with zoom (it's the right one). I have gotten autofocus to return, sometimes, by having camera on and taking lens off and back on. But there must be a better way!
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Dave Kennedy, Photographer
Nanuet | NY | US | Posted: 1:02 PM on 08.05.03
->> Send it to nikon, there is something wrong. I regularly use that lens/camera combination with no problems.
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Rick Rowell, Photographer
Canoga Park | CA | Usa | Posted: 10:18 PM on 08.05.03
->> Dave's right , send it to Nikon. Most likely the contacts are not allined properly and or the lens mount is out of wack. This happens allot if you leave your lenses attach to the camera body while traveling in the car. The constant bouncing and vibration will cause the lens to pull on the body mount. Tighting the screws on the mount may not be enough to solve the problem. Use a line chart every so offten to check for edge to edge sharpness. Always disconnect your lenses from the camera body before putting them in your bag. Sorry to lecture but thats a peave of mine. I've seen photographers leave their lenses on while traveling and then wonder why thier photos are not sharp.
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Al Camp, Photographer
Omak | WA | USA | Posted: 11:50 PM on 08.06.03
->> Nikon said send in the camera, lens and teleconverter. I admit I have left lens on camera while traveling. Roads here, being in the country, are bumpy (sometimes real bumpy) I don't like taking lens off camera as dusts gets an extra chance to be sucked into the camera. Just spent over $200 getting camera cleaned after covering several city/forest fires here. (Now I've discovered swipes made for Nikon that will help).
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Rick Rowell, Photographer
Canoga Park | CA | Usa | Posted: 1:06 AM on 08.07.03
->> Believe me Al, it will be alot cheaper in the long run if you disconnect your lenses when traveling. Just put the caps on right away after diconnecting. The body mount can become loose with out you ever noticing it until you see your out of focus images on the monitor from that new client thats going to bring you alot of business. Then what are you going to do. Even photoshop can't fix it. Good luck on the repairs hope it doesn't cost you to much.
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Dave Amorde, Photographer
Lake Forest | CA | USA | Posted: 1:28 AM on 08.07.03
->> Ziploc freezer storage bags make great dust-free enclosures.
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Wade Aiken, Photographer
Bradford | Pa | USA | Posted: 8:51 AM on 07.18.04
->> I have this problem too! None of my other lenses do it, just the 70-200, and on both my D1H and D100. As soon as i'm able to get a membership in Nikon Pro Services, i'll send it in.
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