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D5600 autofocus not working at all

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ptownevt

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I just bought a used D5600 and a new AF-P Nikkor70-300 mm lens.  I have the camera set to AF-A.  When I push the shutter button halfway down nothing happens.  Did I get a broken camera?  Am I missing something?



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As it is a used body, the previous owner might have assigned focus to the AE-L/AF-L button.

Back-button focus is often preferable over the shutter button half-press way.



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As Peter mentioned, if you get a camera second hand previous owners may have configured cameras to their personal preferences.

Best is to start with a factory reset to have it behave as described in the user manual

For doing a factory reset:
1/ go to the camera menu
2/ select the tools submenu
3/ scroll down to the option for « Factory reset » and validate


Once reset, it will be easier to identify if the camera is working properly.

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Thank you both. That was the problem. I’ve reset it to the factory settings.

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i have a nikon 3200 i have read all the helpful posts re auto focus not working .I have 2 nikon lens and neither auto focus. I have reset to factory settings and pressed the AEL/AFL button and still its not working . Can anyone advise pleae ?



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i have a nikon 3200 i have read all the helpful posts re auto focus not working .I have 2 nikon lens and neither auto focus. I have reset to factory settings and pressed the AEL/AFL button and still its not working . Can anyone advise pleae ?

What lenses are they?







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