Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?
On a D40, the zoom lens won't turn manually
\015 On a D40, suddnely the zoom lens won't turn manually, and the camera will not take shots. I can turn it on and access menus, but the shutter won't trip. This happened suddenly, after taking photos with no problem.\015
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On a D40, the zoom lens won't turn manually
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Autofocus blury after i was zooming in with my camera i turned it off then when i turn it on the screen was blury. at first i thought it was just the lens but if i zoom in to a certain point the picture is fine. i've been reseting the camera and messing with manual focus but nothing seems to work.
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I have a Nikon D40, which I recently dropped. :( Camera seemed okay, but then I noticed later that the 18-55 lens was being less than cooperative. It now is stuck on 55 adn will not zoom out. It still focuses (manually & automatically). My other lens, which was not on the camera at the time of the drop, works perfectly fine. Any suggestions on what could be wrong or how to fix it?
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