Why Won’t My Nikon Focus

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Nikon D500 Won’t Focus

Nikon D500 Won’t Focus

I very recently purchased a Nikon D500.  I’ve been reading the user guide to learn about all the features.  I took a couple of test photos this by week and the focus worked fine.  I tried this night to take a photo and information technology volition not focus.  I read that if yous do not accept enough light that could cause information technology to not focus so I went into a room with bright light and it all the same will non focus.  Whatever suggestions anyone could provide would be much appreciated!

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Re: Nikon D500 Won’t Focus


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Check the AF-M button on left side of photographic camera

Then check the AF-G button on the lens (usually on left side)



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Re: Nikon D500 Won’t Focus

They are both in sync.  I only took a photo in manual and it appears to be in focus.  I and then took an AF shot and it looks to be pretty much in focus.  On my d750 when I take an AF movie I tin can actually hear it focusing.  Maybe the D500 doesn’t make the motor noise the d750 does.  I also retrieve I may demand to adjust the diopter because when I wait through the viewfinder information technology looks blurry.  Thanks for responding then apace Mike!!

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PollyPocket wrote:

They are both in sync. I only took a photo in manual and it appears to be in focus. I then took an AF shot and it looks to be pretty much in focus. On my d750 when I take an AF pic I tin actually hear it focusing. Mayhap the D500 doesn’t make the motor noise the d750 does. I as well call up I may demand to adjust the diopter considering when I wait through the viewfinder it looks blurry. Cheers for responding so quickly Mike!!

The diopter had cypher to do with the camera not focusing, its only an assistance to personal eyesight, wether wearing specs ect, that said non focusing i had the same recently, and i think information technology was more than in my case shutter lock up, turned the camera off and so on cleared information technology.

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Restore the camera to manufacturing plant settings

Try this, restore to default values past holding the T and E buttons down together for more than two seconds (these buttons are marked by a greenish dot). The command panel turns off briefly while settings are reset

you lot might have changed some settings while exploring / niggling around.

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Thank you lot to everyone who responded to my question.  Through process of elimination I figured out that the trouble was somewhere between the camera and the lens.  I removed the lens (a Nikon AF-S fifty mm) put information technology on my D750 to see if I had the aforementioned trouble, I did not information technology worked fine.  I then put it back on the D500 took a few pics and it focused fine.  I’thou still not certain why I had the focusing problem, merely information technology seems to be fine at this time.  Again, I appreciate those who took the fourth dimension to reply and offering assistance!!

Re: Nikon D500 Won’t Focus

Thanks Alan, I was able to determine the source of the focusing problem.  I do realize the diopter has nothing to do with the focusing, only failed to mention in addition to the focus problem, when looking through the viewfinder everything is slightly out of focus.  I do where specs…so I volition demand to accommodate the diopter.  Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my question!!

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Practiced to hear it’due south solved …..enjoy 😉

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PollyPocket wrote:

Cheers to everyone who responded to my question. Through process of elimination I figured out that the problem was somewhere betwixt the photographic camera and the lens. I removed the lens (a Nikon AF-South 50 mm) put information technology on my D750 to come across if I had the same problem, I did not it worked fine. I then put information technology back on the D500 took a few pics and it focused fine. I’1000 still not certain why I had the focusing problem, but information technology seems to be fine at this time. Again, I appreciate those who took the fourth dimension to respond and offer assistance!!

How-do-you-do,

The reason probably was that lens was not fully connected to the photographic camera. Happened to me one time. I installed a lens and it did non focus. I had to turn it more than to fully engage.

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