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18-55VR Focus issue...


Mill Creek, US
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rswinter Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Nov 2006
Sat 24-Nov-12 05:35 PM

Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can give some suggestions on a lens problem. I don't really want to send it for repair, or find a new lens...

My nephew has a D3000 with a 18-55VR lens and it recently started having problems focussing when is was zoomed all the way out to 18mm, it doesn't always fail to zoom, but quite a lot. When I zoom it past 18mm, it seems to behave much better.

I have tried the lens on my D300 as well and have similiar issues. I also put my 18-200 on the D3000 and it works just fine...

Suggestions? Anything I can actually check on this little guy? Contacts look clean, nothing rattles. Unfortunately I don't have any other D3000 compatible lenses to loan him while his is away at repair...