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105 VR M/A switch and autofocus operation


N.D.I.P., CA
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franco1968 Registered since 25th Dec 2012
Sun 24-Feb-13 05:32 PM

I'm not sure what the normal behavior is for 105VR when on the M/A switch setting.

I am noticing that sometimes my D700 will not autofocus when I manually adjust the focus ring and then gently press the shutter release button. I thought the lens would return to autofocus mode as per 105VR manual. It seems that the only way the lens will autofocus after that point is to manual focus on something (till green circle appears again) -> then all is good again. Behavior is the same on another body.

Other camera settings are:
- Focus Switch = 0.5m to infinity
- VR is on
- Matrix metering
- Auto-Area focus point selection
- Single Servo
- Focus priority

Is this normal operation or is something wrong with the lens?


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