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D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED

hunterfreeman1

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hunterfreeman1 Registered since 04th Mar 2013
Mon 04-Mar-13 02:35 AM

I have a D3000 and when I attach a Nikkor AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED lens i get a "lens not attached" error. Can someone please help me?

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#1. "RE: D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 04-Mar-13 03:32 AM

Hi Hunter,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear of your problem.
First check the electrical contacts on the lens and make sure they all project out the same distance. They are spring loaded and can get jammed in.
Second, make sure the lens is fully seated and locked in the camera mount. After it clicks gently rotate the lens back and fourth to verify it is locked in the mount.
If the problem persists, the electrical contacts on the lens or the body might be oxidized. Clean them with a soft clean cloth or better yet Deoxit available at Radio Shack.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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#2. "RE: D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED" | In response to Reply # 1

hunterfreeman1 Registered since 04th Mar 2013
Mon 04-Mar-13 03:38 AM

It is fully seated and the contacts are clean. If the camera is on "M" the message will go away but the resulting picture is black.

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#3. "RE: D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 04-Mar-13 05:23 AM

Hi Hunter,

Does the Camera work correctly when you mount another lens on it?

If it works with a different lens, the problem is in the lens.

With the Camera in Manual exposure mode you must set the Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO to match the ambient light level to get a correctly exposed image.

Best Regards,
Marty

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#4. "RE: D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED" | In response to Reply # 3

hunterfreeman1 Registered since 04th Mar 2013
Mon 04-Mar-13 11:06 AM

Yes the camera works perfectly fine with other lenses and no matter how i set the exposure, apeture, etc. on manual its still takes a black photo.

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#5. "RE: D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED" | In response to Reply # 4

hunterfreeman1 Registered since 04th Mar 2013
Mon 04-Mar-13 11:07 AM

The lens works on a D40.

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#6. "RE: D3000 not working with AF S DX 55-200 f/4-5.6 ED" | In response to Reply # 4

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 04-Mar-13 01:00 PM

Hi Hunter,

Since it works perfectly fine with other lenses in P, S, & A modes, check the exposure settings (ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture (f/#) that the camera chooses in one of the Auto modes above, then change the exposure mode to Manual and set the same ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture settings that worked in Auto mode and capture an image.
As long as the ambient conditions remain constant the exposure should be the same. In other words a correctly exposed image instead of a "black photo".

Since your 55-200mm works on your D40 there must be a problem with the electrical connection between the lens and your D3000.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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