Problem with AF-assist illuniator for D50

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by beloved84, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. beloved84 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    i have a d50 and i was wondering if this is normal or a problem.

    in the dark, when i try to focus, the light (AF-assist illuninator) will turn on the first 5-6 times, but after that it will not register or it dies out. then if i leave it alone for a bit it will come back.

    is this a problem?
  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I was playing around with my camera to try to replicate your problem, and I couldn't get the light to go. Eventually I realized the Autofocus and AF-Area Mode items were grayed out, so I figured maybe there was a problem with the lens. I removed it and replaced it and now the AF-illuminator works.

    The D50 manual also says it won't work if it overheats, from using it too much.

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