I just joined nikonians.org and would like to seek some help from you. I just recently bought a D700 body (and am very happy with...) and used my old manual AI lenses. Now I got a new AF-S G ED lense and can't get the autofocus working. I obviously switched to off the "manual focus" on the bottom and adjusted the settings but it still does not work.
#1. "RE: manual lense on D700" In response to Reply # 0
What settings did you adjust on the D700? Make sure the M, S, C switch is actually on S or C and not in between a setting. I leave mine on C all the time even when using Ai lenses. The camera knows when an Ai lens is attached.
Which lens? Is there a switch on the lens that is manual focus only? Be sure to check the lens.
Is your D700 set up to autofocus using the shutter button or AF-On button? Offhand that is the first thing I would look at (though at this moment I'm not certain exactly which setting that is).