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Zoom lenses "drift" out of focus when tilted


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sullins Registered since 15th Dec 2004
Mon 20-Nov-06 11:01 AM

My 12-24 and 70-200 are not activating the shutter after autofocusing when angled up or down. Usually fine if horizontal. This occurs with both my camera bodies. If I "manual focus override" to get sometimes an imperceptible improvement in focus the shutter will fire. If I use manual focus, everything is fine.

Nikon told me it is because the focus is "drifting" out of focus when not horizontal so the camera body won't fire when out of focus.

Does anyone else have experience with this problem?