I was taking pictures with my trusty camera until this morning when it just stopped working. I have no idea why. Having looked on the forum here I have checked and the camera will take pictures in MF but I would also like to work out why it won't in AF. There is no error message - just no noise, as if the camera can't focus, particularly on anything close up and then nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
First check that the lens is firmly mounted. Remove lens and re-install.
Verify that you didn't accidently move AF/MF switch.
Check the pogo pins in the camera body to see if any of them are stuck. You stated that you don't hear any noise from the lens when trying to AF. Maybe you have a bad connection between the lens and the camera.
After taking off the lens again and giving it a proper clean and seeing if there was anything inside (I'm not sure what the pogo pins are) but whatever I did it worked so thank you both so much for you help! I really appreciate it and you've saved the day as I'm off to a wedding this weekend.
Thanks again 🙂 xxx
The pogo pins are the gold contacts that electriclly connect the lens to the camera body. If you take a small device (I'd use plastic or something non-conductive like a toothpick and remove to battery just in case) these pins should be able to be depressed slightly then spring back up. When the lens is on these pins press against the contacts on the lens to make the electrical connections.
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