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I have a Nikon D70s and my tamron af 18-200 lens is not auto…

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I have a Nikon D70s and my tamron af 18-200 lens is not auto focus-ing consistantly. Is it repairable or should I replace?

Technician's Assistant: Has there been any damage to your camera recently (e.g. from dropping or from dirt getting in the lens)?

Probably a drop or two has contributed to the problem!

Technician's Assistant: What kind of battery does your camera use? Have you tried taking out the battery and replacing it?

We have 2 Nikon Li-ion battery packs that we recharge and alternate.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?

I have looked on Amazon and Nikon site for lens replacement but not sure about specifics I should know before ordering

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Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is***** will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
If you decide on replacing it, be sure the lens mount of the replacement lens is the same type as the lens mount on your Nikon D70. That is, a Nikon 'F' type lens mount. That's the primary thing you need to pay attention to, aside from the obvious.

Now, the Tamron lens might be repairable, provided it can still focus manually - that would mean circuitry repairs would be all that is needed, not optical repairs as well.

Tamron does repair their own lenses. You can contact them through 1-***-***-****, option 1-Customer Service.

Also, United Camera repairs all Tamron lenses, see this page:

www.unitedcamera.com/lens-repair/

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