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    Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range
    Got a Nice older AF 50mm macro - but focus range seems to be set to 3' - infinity.Help with focus range change...

    Anyone know how to reset focus travel to full range ?Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range-dsc_154918105.jpg


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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Rotate the front ring from the A to the "dot" position, then you can manually focus the lens. Also, if your have the right camera (you don't list any cameras in your profile) it should auto focus.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  3. #3
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    I have a d7000.I can do all you said but only from infinity to 3 feet.No closer.Lens seems to have a focus range set.Preventing me from focusing close.just got the d7000.

  4. #4
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Auto focuses and manual focuses in the 3' to infinity range. Can't get lens past 3' lens "STOP" ....ya know like the infinity "STOP".

  5. #5
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    I own this same lens, it is a very sharp lens, better than my newer and much more expensive Nikon AF-S 105 f2.8vr .
    Are you just going off the pointer scale, have you checked how close it is actually focusing ? Does the end of the lens extend right out when it is focused right in close ? The lens should almost double in length, if it’s not doing this there may be something wrong with the lens.
    Brad


    Every Day might not be a good Day,
    ​ but there is something good in every Day.

  6. #6
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Thank you guys I have a broken lens
    Will return it.

  7. #7
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    No - my lens hits a solid "STOP" at 3' mark. Lens only extends a half inch.I got a refund. Thank you guys. Larry

  8. #8
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Sorry lens was bad. Glad you got your money back.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range
    Thats a shame, because it is a very good lens, no good if you can't focus in close though. Something is wrong with it if the end only comes out that much, it should extend out about 2 inches or a bit more when focusing in real close.

    Heres a couple of shots taken with mine. Its good as a normal lens too, but I mainly use mine for macro.
    Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range-dsc_4071.jpg

    Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range-dsc_3480.jpg
    Brad


    Every Day might not be a good Day,
    ​ but there is something good in every Day.

  10. #10
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    Re: Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range

    Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range
    Wow Brad - love that second shot ! I may not have to send this lens back - Got the refund - with no ask for the lens - so I used it in the yard as a normal lens.May get tubes for it … or Japan has it for about $210. Question Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range-dsc_160155.jpgQuestion Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range-dsc_158355.jpgQuestion Nikon AF 50mm f2.8 macro - stuck 3'- infinity How to change focus range-dsc_157555.jpgLove this lens. May wind up buying one from Japan ! But not at this time





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