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D300s Focus Mode Switch Broken!?


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Toysrme257th Registered since 17th Sep 2012
Tue 18-Sep-12 06:35 PM | edited Tue 18-Sep-12 06:36 PM by Toysrme257th

I've googled & searched several forums. cant find a similar issue.

So it SHOULD be a switch with 3 detentions corresponding for the 3 positions, C-S-M. Somehow, mine has turned into a switch with 4 detents and 5 positions???

Detent C = Nothing
Slightly above C = C
Detent S = Nothing
"New" detent slightly above S = sometimes S
Detent M = M

Very gentle on camera equipment. D300s has stayed in it's little home, never so much as taken a bump. Just took it out one day and the camera wouldn't focus.

I'm at a loss. Disgusted really and there are zero service & prolabs remotely close anymore. The entire point of buying a D300s was that it HANDLES and weighs like the old FA/F line. it's AF system aiding worsening eyesight. If I wanted to shoot in M I could just pull out my 21 year old FA!?

Sigh... Does anyone have ideas?