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Odd behaviour from a 60mm macro...


Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Tue 12-Feb-13 04:40 PM

So, I've got this old, cosmetically battered Nikkor 60mm f2.8 AFD micro lens. I bought it used a couple of years ago or so. It's nice and sharp, glass is in good condition, images are great.

Then all of a sudden about a year ago, it stops autofocussing. It will focus fine in MF but the drive on my D200 just wouldn't move it. Oh well I think I can live with MF - especially as it's a macro lens. So that is what I have done.

Recently I bought a used D2Xs and it still wouldn't AF with that. THEN, today, I was using it for a portrait shoot I had booked, put it on the D2Xs and as if by magic, the AF works again.

Now when it first failed I had checked the contacts, cleaned them all etc. to no avail. But still as if by magic, it works again... I bet it doesn't in the morning mind, but it is odd...

D3X + 20mm f2.8 AFD + 105mm f2.8 AFD + 300mm f4 AFS

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