Autofocus problem with AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II in the studio
I dropped this lens a year ago and had it serviced by Nikon - and for basketball - which I shoot a lot - it is great. Outdoors, it is great
What happens in the studio, with modeling lights - I have it set for single shot and autofocus. The first 100 or so pictures are great. All of a sudden, it starts having problems getting autofocus. I put the center focus points on someones eyes - or I try the lips - and it will not focus. When I switch to another lens - usually the 24-70 - autofocus works like a champ.
BTW - Camera is a D3S
Should I just send it back to Nikon?
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#1. "RE: Autofocus problem with AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II in the studio" | In response to Reply # 0moizes Nikonian since 19th May 2006Mon 21-Jan-13 10:40 PM
Turn the camera on. While pressing the release button - half-way - remove the lens and put it back. Turn the camera off and on again. It is rebooting the lens. Sometimes it helps. Dimitri.
#2. "RE: Autofocus problem with AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II in the studio" | In response to Reply # 0KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Wed 23-Jan-13 11:06 PM
Two other avenues to explore:
- clean the lens and body contacts;
- try AF-C in the studio. My anecdotal results had AF-S occasional hesitating to focus where AF-C does not. As a result I always use AF-C now.
Best regards, SteveK
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