new user here—Not sure how but AF seems stuck, can be heard within camera body but not able to engage. Lens AF works fine, as it was put on another Nikon body. Any suggestions on recalibrating this function for the body? I am not sure if there is a check list to apply before using warranty. Any help much appreciated…...
I regret getting back here so late, thank you for the response. All three are set as you have mentioned. The lens has been ruled out as being the issue. I have concluded the body contains the problem. I can hear engagement sounds, and it appears to be stuck within the body. I was able to place the lens on another body and it worked as it should…..automatically.
Have you tried to clean the lens contacts in the camera? A little alcohol and a q-tip or a small piece of lint free cloth, very carefully clean the contacts. If that works also clean the contacts on the lens, as some of the manufacturing oil may have gotten on the lens contacts by being on the camera. Good Luck.
the AF-A and AF-C focus modes where locked. I was only able to focus using the AE-L/AF-L button because of this lock, this can be accessed in the custom setting menu—at f controls. Once inside f go to f5(AssignAE-L/AF-L button and AF lock only). My lesson is knowing where to go because I may have created this problem by holding both the AE-L/AF-L button and the trigger (shutter release button) at the same time. I was shooting from "the hip". This caused the lock to engage. If this response makes sense, I am happy. I am a new user but have interaction with professional photographers and collect "bits and piece's" of info. This does not mean I know how to do things but does allow me to experiment for effect. I was suggested to make use of this site to gain knowledge. If you have any suggestions I am open to them. My focus (HA-HA) is to keep working in manual to more understand ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed. It is all so confusing, right now. Very nice camera though.
It's good to hear there's nothing wrong with your camera (or your lens)
It's certainly true that if you have Custom Setting f5 set to AF Lock only, the camera will not try to focus while the AE-L/AF-L button is pressed - even if you are pressing the shutter release at the same time. Unless you want to use the AE-L/AF-L button for this purpose, it would probably be better to set it to one of the other options described on page 232 of the camera manual.
Feel free to ask further questions if you need more advice on camera settings - we're here to help!