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Old Apr 28, 2008, 10:58 AM   #1
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I have been looking to get a lens for my D-40 and a co worker of my wife gave me her Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX lens. She said it will only auto focus some of the time. I put it on my camera and it worked fine....I took 20 shots and the auto focus had no problem. I took some other shots later in the day and it did not auto focus. Is this normal for this lens? Is there something I can do myself or send it off to have it serviced?
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Old Apr 28, 2008, 6:25 PM   #2
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This could be anything from dirty contacts to bad wiring to defective focus motor or binds in the lens. Try cleaning the contacts with contact cleaner on a lint free cloth to see if that helps otherwise have it serviced professionally. DO NOT rub the contacts with anything abrasive as that only makes things worse.
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