20 Most Recent Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G Nikkor Lens Questions & Answers


The lenses have a focus motor built into them.when the camera is set to auto focus, once you press the shutter button, the motor activates to set the correct focus. VR is for motion stabilization. Turn off AF on lenses and camera and see if noise stops.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017


It should. Nikon lenses are both backwards and forward compatible. Depending if you have an older or newer lens than camera, some of the automatic functions may not work or may not be available. Worst case, you will be able to use your lens in the manual mode.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Oct 23, 2014


It is probably repairable. I would go to the Nikon USA website and go to the Service and Support tab. Don't try to fix it yourself. You will only increase the repair bill.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


if only one of that lens that have problem, probably that lens is malfunction coz the quality of 70-300mm (low end) is not as good as mid-high end lens.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Jul 27, 2013


The D5000 does not have a focus motor in the body, relying on the lens to have one. The old 70-300mm G lens does not have a focus motor, relying on the camera to have one. Thus, this combination will not autofocus.
The newer 70-300mm AF-S G lens, as well as the even newer 70-300mm VR AF-S lens, do have the autofocus motor and thus will autofocus on the D5000.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Jan 23, 2012


short of starting a new career in camera repair find a local repairman or send it to Nikon

Nikon AF... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010


Unless you have an optical test bench and the proper tools, you're probably better off having a trained professional check it out. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may have to replace the lens.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010


The camera does that part. You use the command dials on the camera to control the aperture. The Nikon system is set up so the f-stop locks at the highest number so the camera has the full range of the aperture. Unless you set the camera to manual mode, 'm', it will lock out the release. Metering will not function properly either.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Dec 07, 2009


The blinking f usually means you are in program or aperture priority mode and the f-stop ring has been unlocked and moved from it's maximum aperture or the lens contacts are dirty and not making a good connection.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009


Well most AF mode do make a noise of some sort because its trying to adjust for a clear shot. I've played with several cameras and their features and notice this is a common thing, its usually the camera. But if your really worried about it and it does bother you, just take it in for a service. Maybe because of you dropping it several times, the noise is more louder now.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009


That may be the "insert memory card" error.

Nikon AF... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009


Your camera should be capable to record video for 30 minutes in a row. The SD card should be more than 4Gb to record 30 minutes. and not 128 Mb.
I think you have a 128 Gb card, if not the card is the problem. 128 mb is really not enough for 30 minutes. It would be just enough for one and a half minute.

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 12, 2020


there may be shot circuit in the flash drive circuit, open camera and test the related components especially diodes,capacitors, choke etc, be careful when you handle the flash section severe shock will get so please discharge the 400 volt capacitor.

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 08, 2020


please re set the camera in the menu

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 08, 2020


This camera was introduced 16 years ago. Maybe time to think about a replacement ?

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Jan 05, 2020


Yes they do!

Is that a question?

SD Card doesn't work in the camera? You have to Format it inside the camera. The camera uses a custom storage format.

Or do you want to buy one.

Or do you have a card and want to load the images to a computer?

so many questions!!

Nikon Cameras | Answered on Dec 26, 2019

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