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Old Apr 28, 2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default D5200 not releasing the shutter at 18mm, releases at 105mm?

Got the D5200 today from eBay and when I went to test it outside, on all modes, Auto, P, S, A, it's not releasing or shooting between 18mm to 50mm but does at 75mm to 105mm? The same lens works fine on my D500. Is there a particular setting I don't know about?

I really don't want to send this camera back unless I have to. I got it for a friend of mine to use when he comes here from Canada to visit next week.
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Old Apr 29, 2017, 5:02 PM   #2
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G'day mate

My understanding of things is that the camera will not shoot if the subject is not in focus

Try setting both lens & camera to MF operation [and disable the autofocus side of things] and see where it gets you

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G'day mate

My understanding of things is that the camera will not shoot if the subject is not in focus

Try setting both lens & camera to MF operation [and disable the autofocus side of things] and see where it gets you

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It was on AF-S mode and shutter wasn't going off no matter what I shot at 18mm, inside or outside, but would work at 105mm . Tried changing it in menu, that didn't work then I pushed the "i" button and saw where to change that to AF-C and that seemed to do the trick.
But pics were blurry, so I change the Autofocus in custom settings; AF-C priority selection from "Release" to to "Focus" and that solved that.

So it's working now, but shouldn't it take pictures in AF-S mode at 18mm?
I probably will never use AF-S anyways. I recall I had the same problem with the D7200 with this lens and solved that one with the button on left side of camera body. Maybe it's the lens, not the camera?

I'll shoot some this weekend and see how it goes.
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Unless I'm doing something wrong or have wrong settings, When I have the camera in AF modes AF-S or AF-A the shutter will not go off? Only if I am zoomed out to 50mm to 105mm. If I have AF-C on and Autofocus/AF-C priority selection on "Release" will the camera work properly. I got great photos this weekend on that setting, which is what I'm going to use most of the time anyways, but if put it on "focus" setting, the shutter won't' go off.

I only have a few more days before my return window with eBay seller expires.
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Sorry to hear about your issues. Sounds like a malfunction of sorts. Focusing/shutter release on a a D5200 should not be that complicated. I'd send it back if I were you.

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Sorry to hear about your issues. Sounds like a malfunction of sorts. Focusing/shutter release on a a D5200 should not be that complicated. I'd send it back if I were you.

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I'm going to the local pro shot tomorrow and see what they say... Second largest one in WA.
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OK, got back from Camera Pro Shop.
The expert there spent a half hour going over everything, trying different lenses etc. Verdict was it's not the camera but my Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens. What's strange is it works fine on my D500 and not the D5200. They don't have a clue to as why? Their low tier Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens worked fine on the D5200.

So, I'm keeping the D5200 and will probably get another wide to tele lens. Maybe the Nikkor 18-140mm. They had a nice older Nikkor 35-75mm F2.8 lens, but that isn't wide enough for me. I'll use the Nikkor 18-105mm with the D500 since it works with that.


This is also why I like local hands on camera stores as they help with problems and everything is hands on, not like online. For those who live in the Tacoma area, this is the link:
http://robis.com/
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