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Old 12-15-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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a little help please

i have a nikon d60 with a 55-200 lens (nikkor) i picked it up today to play with it so i could get it ready for this weekend.... my auto focus isnt working.... it isnt even spinning now.... and my lens looks really dark for some reason.... in a room where i normally have the shutter speed set to like 1/80 i have to set it at like 1/1.3.... and the picture is still coming out super dark.... i really would like to use it this weekend... any ideas?


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Old 12-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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nvm... i fixed it all by myself.... the aperature slide(thasts what im calling it) fell off the pin... so i took it apart and put it back on.... it auto focus' now but it feels like its skipping a clog.... i dont know how else to describe it
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weird ... did you buy it new or used? I assume used because the d60 is already discontinued.

Honestly, I would go about giving it back. And finding another camera.

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Old 12-16-2011, 06:28 AM   #4
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i bought the camera off of my sister with the lens for $200. i would think the body itsself is just worth $200. the body is fine, just the lens is messed up... hopefully on monday i get another lens, asked my grandfather(who is another photographer) for one for christmas
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Oh okay.

I recommend checking out the Nikon 18-55. Yes the kit lens, but it's one of Nikon's hidden secrets that is just super sharp as a kit lens. One of their sharpest.

It may not be a telephoto zoom lens, but it's a great starter lens.

So is the Nikon 50mm 1.8 ... a prime lens. It seem funky to have a no zoom lens at first, but once you start taking pictures with this bad boy, you will just straight fall in love. And it's less than 130 bucks. A very popular favorite by many.

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:58 PM   #6
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like i said i have a d60. i love the camera even if its outdated. i want to get a new body, but i dont know what to get. i want to stick with nikon because my sister said we can share lens if i do. i heard that the lens mount is the same on nikons, can you confirm that? i also founs a 50mm f/1.8 AF that i really like, but since i have the d60, the auto focus feature doesnt work. do you have any suggestions on a body/ lens.... should i look into some VR lenses as well?
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All Nikon SLRs (film included) have the same mount, so you're good to go. I also don't believe that the D60 doesn't have autofocus, considering that it's from 2008. Unless you're saying that your particular body's autofocus doesn't work, which would be a shame.

VR is more important for longer lenses, but is always a good choice. There are VR and non-VR versions of the 18-55, I would personally always suggest you get a VR lens unless you're using it solely on a tripod.

As Ray said, the 18-55 kit lens and the 50 f/1.8 are extremely good lenses. If you've got the cash to spend, the 70-200mm f/2.8 is a really great telephoto lens.

Upgrading the body is another story all together. The D60 is a really solid camera, and if you really want to upgrade you'll want to get at least a D5100. I don't think a D3000 or D3100 is enough of an update from the D60 to make paying for it worthwhile. Once again, your decision here depends on your bankroll. The D5100, as Ken Rockwell says, is the best camera that any non-professional should buy. If you can find a gently used D90 body for less than $600, though, it's something to consider as well.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:47 PM   #8
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i do have autofocus on my body, but the lens that my sister let me borrow did not auto focus. It says here that the AF function does not work with the D60.

im also thinking of getting a fisheye lens... what do you guys think?
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That's interesting about the lens. Fisheye lenses are pretty fun, but usually expensive. You'll want to make sure you have some use for one before puling the trigger.
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I want to start doing a lot of car shows, and even do like a 2 hour photoshoot or peoples cars for like $50.
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