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Help- SOME autofocus points stopped working- D5100

ikaros0906

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ikaros0906 Registered since 27th Nov 2012
Tue 27-Nov-12 08:33 PM

This weekend, the four rightmost points for autofocus have stopped working in Single point mode on my D5100 (just over 1yr old). If I try to use them, the lens moves out of focus (I'm guessing all the way in) and then stops trying to focus, but if I then switch to any of the other 7 points, it will work fine. It happens with all of my lenses (Nikkor 50mm, 55-300mm and the kit lens). I think that the problem is limited to just those four points, though toward the end of my trip I thought it might have happened once or twice on the left side as well (possibly getting worse?)

Any suggestions for what to try before sending it off would be great, especially with the holidays coming up!

Digital_Reality

Bangalore, IN
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#1. "RE: Help- SOME autofocus points stopped working- D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

Digital_Reality Registered since 19th Oct 2012
Tue 11-Dec-12 05:22 AM

If under warranty, visit Nikon service center.

russ49

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#2. "RE: Help- SOME autofocus points stopped working- D5100" | In response to Reply # 1

russ49 Registered since 28th Dec 2012
Mon 14-Jan-13 06:45 PM | edited Mon 14-Jan-13 06:50 PM by russ49

did you get a fix for this? I generally try to use the center point because it is a cross type focal point..the others are not as good. Also, you have to make sure you have enough contrast in the outlying area for the focal points to work. Just my thoughts

G