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PANIC? D300 out of box won't AF at all

Yzerguy

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Yzerguy Registered since 06th Jan 2007
Fri 30-Nov-07 04:33 AM

Trying not to panic here. Just unboxed my D300 tonight. Put in a fully charged battery (have two for my D200), attached the 12-24, inserted CF card, formatted CF card, set language, time zone yadah.

Fire it up and... it won't focus. It hunts up and down the scale (infinity to close, back to infinity) then stops, no focus. Remounted the lens, power cycled. Same problem. Tried AF-S, AF-C, all three AF modes, same problem. Put the 18-200 on the camera. Same problem.

Put both lenses on my D200, no problems, AF works fine.

I thought I saw something about this on the forums when the US cams were received, can't find anything by browsing back as far as the forums go, and also searched. There are large gaps in the post dates, likely from the Nikonians server issues earlier in the week.

Hoping that the battery just needs to sit in there for awhile and that I don't have a major issue here. I'm hitting the road for a week and won't have time to trouble shoot this, I'm still packing and getting up in about 7 hours to fly east. ARG!!!

Any ideas???

All and any help apprciated.

Sean

Any and all feedback MUCH appreciated.

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