Problem focusing a distance away with nikon 18-200mm


Hanmin147

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Hello guys, so I have been facing problems trying to focus subjects that are far away on my 18-200mm at the 200mm end. The subject is around 100m away from my camera and i can't seem to get the subject in focus. Even when I manual focus I can't seem to get the subject at a distance in focus. I have done some test shots of different apertures on a tripod, the focus is at infinity but it still cannot focus on the subject, in this case the window close to the center of the frame. The image I get from the widest aperture is exactly how I see it through the view finder so it cannot be back focusing. Exif data is on flickr as well, Please advise. test shots-1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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fatigue

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It could be that the front element became loose.
You can manually tighten using your fingernails to temporary tighten, to prevent the front glass from dropping (if too loose)
There's 2 slots on the front element of the lens, just turn counter-clockwise.

It's a few seconds fix so it shouldn't cost a lot (or maybe FOC) to fix
 

Hanmin147

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Aug 20, 2011
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fatigue said:
It could be that the front element became loose.
You can manually tighten using your fingernails to temporary tighten, to prevent the front glass from dropping (if too loose)
There's 2 slots on the front element of the lens, just turn counter-clockwise.

It's a few seconds fix so it shouldn't cost a lot (or maybe FOC) to fix
Omg fatigue you are a life saver. It worked! Thanks a lot!
 

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Wah pro is pro. Listen to problem only can know exactly what wrong and how to fix.
 

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