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Nikon 18-200mm VR lens doesn't seem to want to AF focus at full focal length 200mm distance. I bought this lens second hand on ebay and am not certain if there is a problem with this lens. If I try to shoot a picture at full focal length indoors it seem to be fine or relatively close shots but out side, full distance shots it wont work.The focal ring is at full focus and just turns with no change in the view finder but it needs more. I have this lens mounted on my D80. When I push the shutter


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A very thin circuit made of ribbon is inside this lens. Infact they are in all electronic lenses. If a short becomes of the ribbon it starts with symptoms such as yours here. However eventually it will quit altogether not working at all
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