Having problems with your Nikon D80 Digital Camera ?

My camera will not auto focus properly...It will focus and refocus. I have to use the manual focus in order to use it.. I have already checked it was in AF setting both on the camera and the actual lens. I set my camera options to single focus. So what else may be the problem?


Answers :

Try removing any filters, if you have any on the lens. Check the front and rear lens elements for dust/fingerprints and clean if necessary. Check the mirror (remove lens and take a look) and very carefully clean if dirty. Remove the lens and gently clean the gold contacts on the back of the lens and in the lens opening of the body with a pencil eraser. Don't let the bits fall inside the body. Try the focus outdoors in good light of a scene with lots of clutter in the frame to see if the problem only occurs in low light. Check the menus and make sure the focus assist lamp is in the on position. Let me know if these solve your problems.
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