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D5000TG Registered since 13th Oct 2010
Wed 13-Oct-10 05:12 AM

I will try to explain this the best way I can.

I have a D5000 and I just started experiencing a very annoying problem. With the standard included lens, Nikon DX 18-55mm, it will not autofocus at the 18mm "setting" on an object more than 10 feet away or so. It WILL AF on an object closer than about 10 feet or so on the 18mm setting.

Example, if I want to take a picture of the house across the street and go wide on the lens (18mm), it will not focus and therefore not allow shutter release. Now, if I turn around and want to take a photo of my garage door 5 feet away at widest (18mm), it will focus and allow shutter release.

Now...in Live View (LV), it WILL focus on that house in my example!!

So, AF works in LV but not through the view finder at the widest setting.

I reset the camera per Nikon instructions, and the A/M button is on AF and there is plenty of light and contrast.

PLEASE someone...through me a line!

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