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My Nikon 3400's kit lens(18-55mm) works fine when I take pictures at 18mm. But when I extend lens beyond that, the picture gets blurry(no clarity). Though I can focus on extremely close distances while using anything beyond 18mm, but cant take any landscape shots while zooming. I have tried switching from auto to manual focus. Tried to take pictures in proper light too. P.s: It all started after I tried to shoot in extremely low light condition.

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  • Try a different lens on the same camera, or try the suspect lens on a different camera, or both, to resolve whether it's a lens or camera issue. – user10216038 Oct 13 '20 at 15:50
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    Related: How do I diagnose the source of focus problem in a camera? The accepted answer also cover many possible causes, other than focus related problems, that can make pictures blurry. – Michael C Oct 14 '20 at 4:30
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    What exposure times (shutter "speeds") are you using? – Michael C Oct 14 '20 at 4:31
  • What is the exact name of the lens? – Arjihad Oct 14 '20 at 13:56
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I can focus on extremely close

The closest focus a Nikon 18-55 should work at is about 25cm - that's about 10 inches.

If you can focus much closer than that it is a fault. It likely needs to be repaired or replaced.

Before going down that route try a factory reset on the off chance it is an odd computer issue (which seems unlikely, but these gadgets are quite complex computers now).

My Nikon 3400's kit lens(18-55mm) works fine when I take pictures at 18mm. But when I extend lens beyond that, the picture gets blurry(no clarity)

Again this suggests (to me) a physical fault with the lens.

It all started after I tried to shoot in extremely low light condition.

I cannot see how that would cause a problem. It could be a coincidence and the fault would have developed anyway.

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