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Arthur Laurent

Leesburg, US
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Arthur Laurent Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2006
Thu 28-Nov-13 10:26 PM

To all who celebrate in the USA and other places.

I lent my D4 to a friend at work so he could practice with my 70-200/2.8. He owns a D600 and a few kit lenses. He's having some fun...until all of a sudden, my lens quits auto focusing. It will still focus manually, but what fun is that? And it won't focus at all on a table heaped with turkey stuff.

Oh, no...what shall we do? I have visions of a multi-gigabuck repair bill from Nikon...cause the lens won't autofocus for me, either, though it makes the SWM noise.

Then, as I'm checking the settings, I notice that the AF/M switch on the side of the body just under the lens mount has been switched to M...and the turkey table was less than a foot away from the lens...thus, too close to focus, auto or manual. Double-"D'oh!"

I point out the switch position (I thought you had to press the central push-switch before switching from AF to M, but that's not true. That switch just enables you to switch between AF-S and -C.), slide it over to AF, and swap out the longer lens for my 14-24/2.8. Photography continues unabated.


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