Odd behaviour from a 60mm macro...
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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#1. "RE: Odd behaviour from a 60mm macro..." | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Tue 12-Feb-13 04:07 PM
It sounds like the "screwdriver" AF coupling lug hadn't been engaging properly, but did today. The electrical contacts don't really affect whether AF works on mechanical AF lenses.