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Nikon 18-200 mm vr lens not auto focusing on my nikon d200

My nikon lens is not auto focusing on my D200 ? is it a firmware issue on my dslr or lens issue?

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Try the software update, my 18-200 refused to autofocus, I as sure I was facing a huge repair bill from Nikon, tried updating the software and everything came bck to life.
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Lets start with the basics, try hard reseting it and try again, if that doesnt work then
try upgrading your firmware (if possible on your camera) and if that doesnt work then it may be the lens, but dont forget to spend a few hours trying to find a option for it in the meny

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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I can't tell the diff between VR and VR OFF with my Nikon 18-200 lens. Is there a foolproof way to tell if VR is functional?


Charles, I can save you the effort. The D200 lacks the menu item I suggested and will not show any symbols in the viewfinder or LCD to indicate which VR setting you have the lens set to.

But Ken Rockwell's guide to the lens has a big clue: VR takes a moment to stabilise, so you ideally need to half press the shutter release and wait a second or so before firing the shutter.

I don't want to plagiarise his excellent article, so instead suggest that you click here to read what the man has to say himself. He discusses the benefits of your lenses VR early in the article, but you may want to skip right down the page to the heading, "How to use the VR".

Ken has also created an excellent alternative D200 users' guide, click here.

Good luck, and please take a moment to rate my reply.

P.S. If the hotlinks don't work then the 18-200 lens review is at:-

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/18200/18200-vr.htm

and the D200 guide is at:-

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d200/users-guide/d200-users-guide.pdf

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D200 SHUTTER WILL NOT FIRE AUTUFOCUS DOES NOT Work


The manual says what f ee means, do you have the manual? Il get the manual now and check.

Jul 22, 2008 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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Auto focus problems using 18-200mm lens on D200


Your lens might need to be recalibrated. Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/PhotoTech-Repair-Service-Inc/102527215194

Sep 28, 2009 | Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR...

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Using a Nikon D200 with a new 18-200mm lens. When


HI I AM SAGHA CAMERA REPAIRER FROM MUMBAI,FIRST READ YOUR LENS SPECIFICATION CAREFULLY IT SAYS 18-200/3.5-5.6 IT SHOULD BE READ AS AT 18 MM IT IS F3.5,THEN AT 200 MM IT WILL BE F5.6 THATS WHY IT MOVES APERTURE FROM 3.5 TO 5.6.IT IS QUITE NORMAL. REPLY ME IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH MY EXPLANATION.

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Trouble shooting in auto focus


Maje sure you lens it not set to manual focus and that the lens is mounted correctly. Also - FWIW - shoot with a fast shutter speed (1/250 or better) to avoid blur.

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Very soft focus on D200


Hi Amanda, welcome to FixYa.

Try this to fix your focusing issue. It's a custom AF setting.
Press the Menu and select the pencil icon. Then you'll see Custom Setting Menu on the LCD display. Click down to Autofocus and then click to the right.
There are 3 choices here: FPS Rate, FPS Rate + AF, and Focus.
Set it to Focus.
FPS Rate is the default setting, the camera will take 5 frames per second whether it's in focus or not.
FPS Rate+ AF forces it to slow down hoping to get more frames in focus.
Focus sets the camera to fire only when in perfect focus. It slows you down some, but it will save you from deleting all the blurry ones.

Try this and let me know if it works for you with a comment.

Ken Rockwell has alot of tips and tricks (including the one I just gave you) in a pdf telling all about your camera. You can read it here. http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d200/users-guide/d200-users-guide.pdf

Enjoy your camera and feel free to rate my solution.

Rob

Mar 02, 2009 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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I'm planning to buy a DSLR but confused what to buy


You have named several excellent digital SLR cameras aimed at the top end of the amateur/semi professional market.
I have the Nikon D200 and have been very pleased with it.
As stated by JCDill, you must really decide what you want and can afford. The camera body you choose will commit you down one path or another. For example, if you choose Canon, only Canon or OEM (Other Equipment Manufacturers) such as Sigma lenses will fit your camera body. Canon have a good reputation for their auto-focus, while Nikon make lenses that are the envy of others.
If this is your first digital SLR then you might be best buying an entry level body with a multi-purpose zoom lens such as the Nikon D40. There is a lot to learn.
If you are converting from film SLR and already have a set of lenses, then the cameras you mentioned will probably be able to use your existing lenses (but this is less so with Canon than Nikon). I was ecstatic to disover that my old Nikon 500mm mirror lens works in manual mode (with metering displayed) on my Nikon D200 but would not work properly on my Nikon D70.
I hope this helps.

Jan 01, 2009 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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Nikon D200 refuses to auto focus with any lens it just doesn't do anything.


Does the camera body has a M/AFswitch? it would be located in front on the left side if that accidently gets changed to M your lens will not AF any more until you change it?? I know it sounds so simple but who knows!! Barry Brown
www.coralreefphotos.com

Oct 27, 2008 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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80~200 not focusing on my D200


If lens has aperture ring, set to min aperture before mounting (f22 etc)
With heavier lenses it is not so easy to tell when lens clicks in all the way to mount, Lens wont autofocus if not clicked in to mount just so. Also both camera and lens should be set to AF.

May 17, 2008 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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