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New D5000 user... have I damaged my camera?

MEMcD

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"RE: New D5000 user... have I damaged my camera?"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 16-Feb-10 02:49 AM | edited Tue 16-Feb-10 02:53 AM by MEMcD

Hi Cynthia,

Welcome to Nikonians!

>Have I damaged the camera?

Most likely not!

>I recently took out the lens to
>clean (as I noticed a fog in the lens after using it at an
>airshow) and in the process of removing the lens protector (is
>it called a lens filter?),

Yes! It is called a lens filter!

>I accidentally turned the focus
>ring while it was on AF mode. I heard a sharp screeching sound
>when I turned the focus ring and I turned it back (again I
>heard the screeching sound). I am really worried that I may
>have damaged the camera.

The camera should be fine! The AF drive motor is built into the lens!
If the AF still works it should be OK!

>I am determined to learn and understand the D5000 after what
>happened. What is the easiest and quickest way to learn to use
>and care for our D5000?

You might find the D5000 Digitutor helpful at the following link: http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/d5000/index.shtml


>If I want to buy another lens, what would that be? We normally
>take pictures of homes, buildings, dogs and portraits and I
>believe our existing lens should suffice for our usage.
>However, we recently took our D5000 to an airshow. Judging
>from the photos, our existing lens is probably not adequate to
>capture the planes in action (probably need a lens that zoom
>many times more?). If there is one additional lens that we
>want to invest in, what would you recommend?

Your choice will depend on you budget! The Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR ($550.00 US) that Roger recommended would be a very good choice if you are looking for something longer with excellent quality for a reasonable price.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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