18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

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vaughanB
vaughanB Senior Member • Posts: 2,826
18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

Picked up a D300s on Ebay for my freelance work, 55-200VRii works fine, neither of my 18-55VRii lenses work on the D300S but work fine on a D5600 surprisingly ??, its not a big deal any ideas anybody ??

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II
Nikon D300S Nikon D5600
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Cycletourer Regular Member • Posts: 352
Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

G'day VaughanB,

have you checked that the firmware of the camera is up to date?

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vaughanB
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Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

Cycletourer wrote:

G'day VaughanB,

have you checked that the firmware of the camera is up to date?

Firmware is up to date but thanks for the suggestion I hadn't checked, no matter, I need another lens in any case, strange, but it definitely doesn't work  thanks again

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II
Cycletourer Regular Member • Posts: 352
Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

I think my next step would be to clean the contacts on both the lens and the camera body.

I've read in other threads of this fixing issues with lenses but don't remember if any of them specific to your body and lens.

I know the AF-P lenses had backwards compatibility issues but I've not heard before of any inherent AF-s problems like your describing simply for VR2 compatibility.

My money is dirty or worn contacts on the D300s body due to the lens working fine on your D5600

Look forward to your update.

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Sagittarius Veteran Member • Posts: 5,562
Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

vaughanB wrote:

Picked up a D300s on Ebay for my freelance work, 55-200VRii works fine, neither of my 18-55VRii lenses work on the D300S but work fine on a D5600 surprisingly ??, its not a big deal any ideas anybody ??

Make sure the lens is properly seated. I had a lens which required a bit of additional effort to turn all way back to engage.

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Labe
Labe Veteran Member • Posts: 8,168
Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

If its the AFS 18-55vrii that is collapsible, make sure it is fully extended all the around to 55mm before turning the camera on.

If its a AF-P lens then it won`t work correctly .

I`ve just got a sigma 24-105 f4 DG OS lens £599 new . lovely .

cheers Paul UK

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vaughanB
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Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

labe wrote:

If its the AFS 18-55vrii that is collapsible, make sure it is fully extended all the around to 55mm before turning the camera on.

If its a AF-P lens then it won`t work correctly .

I`ve just got a sigma 24-105 f4 DG OS lens £599 new . lovely .

cheers Paul UK

Thats it then, its an AF-P 18-55 and it doesn't work properly as you said    thanks

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II
Cycletourer Regular Member • Posts: 352
Re: 18-55 VRii kit lens doesn't work on a D300S ??

Cycletourer wrote:

I know the AF-P lenses had backwards compatibility issues but I've not heard before of any inherent AF-s problems like your describing simply for VR2 compatibility.

vaughanB wrote:

Thats it then, its an AF-P 18-55 and it doesn't work properly as you said thanks

I mentioned the AF-P lenses in a previous post (as above).

Even a D7000 wouldn't have saved you and the D7100/D7200 lack full compatibility.

There are lots of threads about the AF-P lenses and their incompatibilities  within the forum.

Apologies, my copy of the AF-P 18-55 VR has no marking of VR11 or VR2 on it, so found it difficult offer a clearer answer.

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Now AF-P lens compatibility on Nikon bodies

https://www.nikonimgsupport.com/eu/BV_article?lang=en_GB&articleNo=000035705

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