|I've encountered a problem recently using my Nikkor 18-200 DX lens on my D80. Occasionally, and usually in low light situations, pushing the shutter release does not result in the shutter actuating. I push and nothing happens. I've checked all settings, reset the camera to factory settings and still have the same problem. It ususally seems to happen when my wife has the camera and she is irritated to the point that she is starting to fume and speak acquiring a point and shoot to use. No,it's not her fault it happens when I have the camera too. If I point the rig at a brighter light source I can usually get the shutter to actuate. This, however, is a pain and not a solution. This situation occurs even when the flash attached.
Another note, I can put my 50mm prime on and can take pictures without fail. Never a problem regardless of the light source.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this or any ideas what the problem might be? Have you experienced the same problem?