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Used D80 18-55 lens not foucusing

spyder08

Kenosha, US
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spyder08 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2012
Mon 05-Nov-12 01:28 AM

I am having trouble with my d80 foucusing on non close-up subjects.
I have taken pictures of flowers and it's fine but at 55mm or on normal shots they are blurry. The photo fo my neice in a costume was bad indoors with built in flash. I haved different af settings.
Is it me or the camers?
Thanks
Brian

blw

Richmond, US
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#1. "RE: Used D80 18-55 lens not foucusing" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 05-Nov-12 01:23 AM

Could be either. Sample?

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spyder08

Kenosha, US
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#2. "RE: Used D80 18-55 lens not foucusing" | In response to Reply # 1

spyder08 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2012
Mon 05-Nov-12 09:22 PM

I went back to the dealer and they gave another lens that seems better. The center was good but the outside was out of focus.

blw

Richmond, US
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#3. "RE: Used D80 18-55 lens not foucusing" | In response to Reply # 2

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Tue 06-Nov-12 11:47 AM

That sounds like a very badly defective sample. If one side is out of focus, it's a big clue that one (or I suppose, more than one) element is decentered. And if you can SEE it, it's really decentered. As in dropped, probably. And if so, that would probably go a ways to explaining the focusing issues.

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MEMcD

US
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#4. "RE: Used D80 18-55 lens not foucusing" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 12-Nov-12 01:37 AM

Hi Brian,

Could you upload a sample image or two to your gallery?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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