Having problems with your Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens ?

Camera won't take a picture when autofocus is on

\015 My camera is being very inconsistent about taking a picture - but only when Auto-focus is on. I click the button to snap the picture and nothing happens except the light to the right of the lens goes off. But no focusing happens and no picture is taken. It doesn't even beep the way it does in low light (when it doesn't take a picture because it doesn't have enough light to focus). Any idea what is going on? When i put it on manual focus it seems to work fine.\015

Answers :

It sounds like you have a problem with the auto focus on the lens. The 18-135 has a focusing motor inside the lens itself. If this motor is not working, then it won't focus. It could also be the contacts (small and silver on the lens look like ball bearings buried halfway into the top part of the lens where it connects inside the camera body) or the contacts inside the camera body. These can be CAREFULLY cleaned with alcohol and a QTip or a clean pencil eraser. Just make sure you don't get anything into the lens or camera.
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\015\012If the camera is over a year old, it may just be time to take it to the camera shop for a cleaning.
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