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Bela614 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2004Sat 10-Aug-13 07:40 PM
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"AF Does Not Work"
Sat 10-Aug-13 07:43 PM by Bela614

Bellingham, US
          

Hello,
The Auto Focus does not work on my D70. I put the kit lens from my D70 on my d7100 and it works fine but not on the D70. I have the switch on the lens set to M/A and the switch on the camera set to AF. I have tried the two button reset and fresh batteries. Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance,
Bill

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golfercat Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2012Sat 10-Aug-13 07:59 PM
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#1. "RE: AF Does Not Work"
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Menifee, US
          

Sorry to hear about your problem.

Have you tried other lenses on your D70?

Have you cleaned the contacts on your D70?

I would try that first.

You should also check and clean the lens contacts.

Good luck.

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Bela614 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2004Sat 10-Aug-13 08:13 PM
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#2. "RE: AF Does Not Work"
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Sun 11-Aug-13 03:48 PM by Bela614

Bellingham, US
          

Hello Golfercat,
I have cleaned the contacts on the camera and lens with an alcohol swab. I have also tried putting a different lens on the camera but it does not work as well. All lenses will work with the D7100.

Also: When I press the AE-L, AF-L the lens will cycle between infinity and .38, but will not focus.

Edit: I did the following and now the Auto Focus works:
1. Go into the camera menu and verify that the servo mode is on AF-S (Custom Setting 2).

2. Also in the menu, verify AF-Area Mode is set to Single Area (Custom Setting 3).

3. Also in the menu, verify that AE-L/AF-L button is set to AE/AF-Lock (Custom Setting 15).

4. Check the top LCD and make sure you're in Single Frame - an S with a box around it.

5. Set Shooting Mode to Program.

6. Select and lock the center sensor using the rear control pad. Pick a high-contrast target, overlay the center sensor on it and see if you can activate auto-focus using the half-press.
Solution provided by Covey22. Thanks

I just had to do a little search. Thank you for your time anyways.

Thanks,
Bill

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 11-Aug-13 04:58 PM
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Hi Bill,

Glad to hear your D70 is working.
Thanks for the follow up.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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