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

Nikon 18-200 autofocus lens won't focus and therefore the shutter will not open. Autofocus with 18-55 lens works fine.

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OK I just fixed it, thanks to Ken Rockwell.com who says:
\015\012"Once in a blue moon my Nikon 18-200mm won't focus on my D200. Manual focus works fine, but the lens won't autofocus no matter what I do. It's annoying!
\015\012Of course the camera needs to be pointed at something with contrast, lines or texture. Point it at the sky and nothing autofocuses. That's normal.
\015\012One time this was so bad I thought for sure I was going to have to send my lens in for service, since nothing would get it to go.
\015\012Then I discovered the problem: I had knocked the AF switch on my D200 to M. This switch is easy to knock and I had forgotten to check the obvious. There also is a switch on the lens which is not easy to knock, but I have left the lens set to M shooting at night, and I forgot to return it to A/M the next morning.
\015\012This fixes most of my problems.
\015\012Rarer is when the lens honestly won't focus. When this happens I turn the camera off and on. If this doesn't fix it, turn the camera off, press the lens release button and rotate the lens back and fourth a couple of times. This will clear any dust off the electrical contacts and focus returns."
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