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Auto focus at full zoom not responding Nikon D80 with 18-200mm VR

Nikon D80 with 18-200mm VR lense. Everything seems to work fine but if I go to full zoom the Auto focus does nothing. I can get over this by srtarting at a zoom that does focus and gradually working my way out to full zoom. Also, at full zoom the manual focus ring turns but does nothing to the focus.
Not sure if I am doing anything wrong or I have a fault

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  • feebobharry Apr 25, 2009

    Thanks for that. I have tried all variations of settings and also tried my lense on a friends D80. Still very unresponsive beyond 70mm. I am sending it off to Nikon today and bracing myself for the estimate.

  • feebobharry Sep 09, 2009

    You're not going to like this but I sent it off to Nikon and they said it was impact damage even though I know it was never bashed in the slightest. They charged me £275 to replace the barrel of the lense and then re-align it. I didn't really have a choice as it's not the sort of thing you can get fixed anywhere else.

  • chingliulac May 11, 2010

    I have the exact same problem on a used lens I just bought off eBay. What wound up happening when you sent it into Nikon?

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Hi - I own this lens and it manually focuses at all focal lengths (hard to see at 18mm unless your subject is extremly close). You may need to get the lens checked. BTW - Mine was set as follows when I checked for you:

  • D80 was "on"
  • M/A
  • VR = Off
  • Normal (not Active)
Hope this helps!

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