Problems with my 55-200mm Nikon lens

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  1. PhotographicIdiot

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    I dont know if this is the right place for it but you can move it if you want to. But Ive been noticing the more I am doing photography is that my 55-200mm lens aren't exactly working right. See when I zoom in up close to something far away, its always blurry even when I use the AF. I tried using the manual but found out I couldn't. And my question is is it broken? or am I not doing something right? Its able to focus at a certain focal length but other wise its usually just all blurry. any help would be great. Thanks.
     
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    100% sure your shutter speed is too slow you have a variable apurture lens so the more you zoom the higher your shutter speed should be , can you post a pic
    User error, not lens
     
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    I can post a picture. Do you want one that shows the blurriness or just any with the 55-200mm lens will do?
     
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    One taken with the 55-200 at 200mm with the exif data, shutter speed should be 1/250 minimum
     
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    ok ill upload it.
     
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    currently having problems uploading photos. but will post them here soon as i fix the problem. sorry.
     
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    Definitley could be shutter speed, but also, what camera are you using? Is it the kit 55-200? I had an issue with mine a while back - I have a D40x, and the af motor in the lens stopped working on me. A few weeks before it totally crapped out on me, I was having some issues where it would be blurry even when a/f was supposedly working.
     
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    How close are you to the thing you are trying to focus on? And does it look blurry in the viewfinder or just after you take the picture?
     
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    KHM its not the photobucket problem or anything like that. its my computer. its not really reading my camera when I have it plugged into it.

    Dark, I am standing at a good distance from the subject. And I did try Gsgary and it seemed to fix it. Though before I could definitely tell it was blurry on the LCD screen.

    KH, the camera I am using is a Nikon D60. I got the standard 18-55mm lenses as well as the 55-200mm lenses. Yeah it was as you said blurry when the AF was working just fine with my 18-55mmm lenses.
     
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    Have you adjusted the diopter to your eye ?
     
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    No i have not done that. explain to me where it be?
     

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