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"RE: Weird Autofocus"

philm35 Registered since 25th Jan 2004
Sat 23-Mar-13 02:25 PM

Thanks, Alan and Howard.

I did try cleaning the contacts with some DeOxit contact cleaner (not sprayed near the lens, of course!). Unfortunately, it made no difference. I'll give the Isopropyl alcohol a try. I suspect the problem may be internal to the lens, since the issue only occurs when the lens is zoomed in nearly all the way.

Alan, I had the same suspicions about the 24-120's sharpness when I moved up to the D800. Would the lens hold up to 36 megapixel scrutiny? I was actually pleasantly surprised... It is remarkably sharp in most situations... even wide open.

I'm still planning to upgrade to the 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8 VRII soon... but I'll keep the old 24-120 for less formal shooting occasions when I don't want to carry a lot of hardware around. May have to send it to Nikon for repair, though, if I cleaning the contacts doesn't solve the focus problem.


A general, generic topic Weird Autofocus [View all] , philm35 , Thu 21-Mar-13 10:57 PM
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