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Old 08-28-2015, 04:27 PM
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I have a Nikon D40 that's not functioning properly. Used to take excellent pics but now it won't focus right. I'm definitely no expert with cameras. Would someone here (that knows something about DSLR's) be kind enough to take a look at it for me? We have a baby on the way and would love to use it.

I will obviously pay to ship, return, and for the time (or parts) to fix it as long as it's nothing astronomical.

Any help would be great.
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I assume you only have one lens? Maybe go to a local camera store and 'demo' one of their lenses and see if it's the lens or the camera body causing the problem?
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aren't the focusing system for Nikons in the lens? Or am i thinking of another brand?
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Thanks guys. I'm charging the battery now to see if I can give a better explanation of the issue and yes, one lens.
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Some very knowledgeable Nikon users at:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/7
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aren't the focusing system for Nikons in the lens? Or am i thinking of another brand?
some models were, buta few years ago Nikon did away with the body doing the focus
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D40 does not have a focus motor but you can select 3 autofocus area modes. Is it not focusing at all? Missing focus? Back focusing?

I would first check the lens and make sure the little autofocus switch wasn't accidentally set to manual.
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id also make sure the eye piece is adjusted correctly.
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Originally Posted by wmflyfisher View Post
I have a Nikon D40 that's not functioning properly. Used to take excellent pics but now it won't focus right. I'm definitely no expert with cameras. Would someone here (that knows something about DSLR's) be kind enough to take a look at it for me? We have a baby on the way and would love to use it.

I will obviously pay to ship, return, and for the time (or parts) to fix it as long as it's nothing astronomical.

Any help would be great.
Well every one has diagnosed your problem without a explanation of what you think your problem is (other then it isn't focusing right) or what the camera is or isn't doing
Just what is the issue in your opinion.?

Won't focus right
Autofocus troubleshooting by Thom Hogan
www.bythom.com/autofocus.htm
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Mine has an internal focus motor AND uses the lenses that have their own motors

can you manually focus ?

Why not do that ?

I use a Ton of Old manual focus glass on my auto focus body and get astonishing results
I use lenses that NEVER were even Ai'd and had to get them converted ,,,


Another Thought a D-40 body is Only $150 at KEH
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Well folks it seems to be working ok now. It's been a while since I used it and I noticed that the auto focus switch was set to manual. I will test it out over the next week and give you an update. Thanks.
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My guess is you won't have any problems. Unless you've abused that kit lens, it holds up pretty well. Bought mine 8 years ago and still works and looks great.
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Originally Posted by richeerich View Post
D40 does not have a focus motor but you can select 3 autofocus area modes. Is it not focusing at all? Missing focus? Back focusing?

I would first check the lens and make sure the little autofocus switch wasn't accidentally set to manual.
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