Question about Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G Nikkor Lens
It won't auto focus its self. I can focus it by myself but it wont point and shoot without me having to manually focus it. I'm wondering if it is compatible with my camera which is a Nikon D5000
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.
Posted on Jan 23, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First the auto focus motor is in the body and not the lens so that will not be the problem. Unless you dropped the lens the problem is probably in the focus gear interface inside the lens ( it is stuck in the manual drive --that is why no autofocus-- and there is something preventing normal gear operation). Seems like a small problem but will require a look at the rear of the lens where the gear box is situated.
Posted on Sep 07, 2007
the lens internally has a electrical circuit ribbon that contracts when you adjust the lens everytime. They are prone to get crease causing a short in the auto mode.b It can be checked and replaced bt most camera technicians
Posted on Nov 06, 2010
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