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  1. #11
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    Re: Problem with 55-300mm lens on D5500

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    Having gotten motivated by this thread, I just finished cleaning the bayonet mount of my D750 since it occurred to me it's been a while.
    A little motivation is all it takes sometimes. Glad I could help!

    I'm guessing that a little Deoxit goes a long way given the cost (here in the UK anyway) 5.79 for 2ml


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    Re: Problem with 55-300mm lens on D5500

    Quote Originally Posted by Karmann_65 View Post
    A little motivation is all it takes sometimes. Glad I could help!

    I'm guessing that a little Deoxit goes a long way given the cost (here in the UK anyway) 5.79 for 2ml
    Wow, that IS a tiny bottle. The smallest bottle I've seen on this side of the pond is 7.4ml but I'm not in the UK.

    More to the point, though, yes; even that little bottle will last you quite some time.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Problem with 55-300mm lens on D5500

    Quote Originally Posted by Karmann_65 View Post
    A little motivation is all it takes sometimes. Glad I could help!
    Ugh... I don't care what it costs, the stuff is worth it. This is from the mount of my 70-200mm, just the mount of that one lens:
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  4. #14
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    Re: Problem with 55-300mm lens on D5500

    Hmmm, I wonder if that is what I need on my pistol grip to stop it from sticking?

    I will order some. There is always some kind of contact or another that needs cleaning.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, D100 R.I.P., SB-800

  5. #15
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    Re: Problem with 55-300mm lens on D5500

    Seems like this little issue has not totally gone away after all.

    I'm finding that when the lens is at full zoom (as it so often is taking wildlife pictures) the camera will often "refuse" to take a picture at all. More often than not at full zoom, no focus beep sounds and the shutter will not activate. If I back off the zoom even the smallest amount the lens will usually then focus.

    Again, with the lens on my D3100 there are no such issues.

    I've not done any software update on the camera and believe there is one out there. Would this be worth a try or am I barking totally up the wrong tree?

    On a side note, I much prefer the dot style focus points of the D3100 to the box type used on the D5500.

  6. #16
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    Re: Problem with 55-300mm lens on D5500

    After countless attempts at changing the settings and cleaning contacts, it's fair to say my 70-300 AF-S lens is not happy mounted on my D5500.

    I'm very tempted therefore to buy the later AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR lens which I know will require a camera software update. If I do the software update will my other Nikon AF-S lenses (18-55mm kit lens and 35mm prime) still be compatible, as these currently have no issues?





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