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Click4it

Sherwood, US
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Click4it Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Apr 2011
Wed 16-May-12 04:42 AM

I've been learning to use my new D700 and the auto focus worked fine before. I would push the shutter release half way and hear a beep when it achieved focus, just as expected. Now it quit working. I'm totally new to photography and I've been learning about all the settings, so I think I inadvertently changed something to deactivate it. Can somebody give me some idea how to fix it? Thanks for your help.

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avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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#1. "RE: AF quit working" | In response to Reply # 0

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Wed 16-May-12 03:10 AM | edited Wed 16-May-12 03:12 AM by avm247

Check to see if you accidentally bumped the AF-C, AF-S , MF switch next to the lens bayonet just above the FX symbol at the left of the camera (your right as you look at the front of the camera).

Just checked my D700, it is labled C, S, M.
My optometrist did that accidentally, couldn't figure out why his AF-S lens stopped focusing, thought maybe the motor went out on his lens, ended up manually focusing it on his D200. The switch was just outside of the AF-S detent.


Try that and let us know.



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Click4it

Sherwood, US
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#2. "RE: AF quit working" | In response to Reply # 1

Click4it Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Apr 2011
Wed 16-May-12 02:47 PM

That fixed it Thanks

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avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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#3. "RE: AF quit working" | In response to Reply # 2

avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Wed 16-May-12 10:40 PM

Great!



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slothead

Frederick, US
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#4. "RE: AF quit working" | In response to Reply # 1

slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Aug 2009
Thu 17-May-12 08:27 AM

Ive done that too. It seems that it can be bumped when changing lenses quickly when first getting familiar with the camera.

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Ed911

US
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#5. "RE: AF quit working" | In response to Reply # 4

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Thu 24-May-12 08:10 PM

And, you might accidentally slide the switch on the lens to manual. I do that now that I am using a sling strap...in fact, it's happened more than I'd like. The first thing that I checked was the CSM leaver on the body...but it turns out that with the camera swinging on your hip, that the lens slides along your belt loops will move the lens switch to manual...and give you the same problem. Suddenly, no autofocus...

Just FYI

Ed

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