Nikon's D3200 DSLR has 24.2 megapixels. This model is geared towards casual photography enthusiasts with advanced specifications and performance.

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Why can't I use all focus lenghts


if I set my camera (Nikon D3200) to manual mode an try to play with the kit zoom lens (Nikon 18-55mm VR II ) then I can only turn the focus to a range between 24-35 mm and I can't get a sharp image even when I try to turn the small wheel . So is my lens broken or is there something with my camera?

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Check if the Lens Macro Switch it locked.

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No it's not locked. There is A switch for VR mode and another A|M switch which I think is for auto or manual focus. But there is no switch for macro


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are you saying that the lens will not zoom past the 35mm mark so that you can not set the lens to a focal length between 35mm and 55mm, if that is the case then it is likely a blockage in the lens, the lens will need taking apart and cleaning, this will usually solve this problem, you'll have to search youtube for a guide on how to do this. Kit lenses are not the best glass to start with and to be honest I wouldn't hesitate in give it a go yourself, if you a serious or even a hobby photographer you'll be looking to move away from the kit lens and buy some better lenses, you can get some very good used lenses.

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if the lens works in auto mode, then you may have an internal lens issue. the lens motor/gear assembly must completely disengage when you use the manual mode. what may have happened is the internal parts may not be moving completely or have been partly damaged from a lens strike or even a sudden partial switch from one mode to another. any sticking, ratcheting sounds or noise from a lens is bad news, as they are designed to act smooth.

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