My Nikon 18-300mm ED DX suddenly no longer mounts to my D5500. White dots lined up, lens mount/unmount button depressed camera body turned off. I do not want to force the turn for it to click and lock... I've never had this problem with a lens before.

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I just found the issue, upon closer examination of where on the ring it was not seating, ONE slightly loose screw! Hope this helps someone else!

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    \$\begingroup\$ I was just about to post the same solution, so I've added a photo marking the loose screw. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 9, 2022 at 16:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ It’s perfectly fine to accept your own answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – Eric S
    Jul 10, 2022 at 1:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EricS but there is an enforced delay before you are allowed to do so - 48 hours IIRC \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Jul 11, 2022 at 11:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Lol, assuming you are being funny... but if not and I did break a rule.. .lol and I'm sorry ;) \$\endgroup\$
    – Tonya Moon
    Jul 12, 2022 at 22:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @TonyaMoon nobody's being funny - that's just how this site works. The site is here to answer your questions, but also to help other people with the same issue. A repository of questions and answers. If there are mutiple answers, and one is accepted as the correct answer, that benefits everyone - easy to spot the correct answer amongst other suggestions. Also, it gives you points, in case you want to grow your score/reputation on the site. Take a look at the tour \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Jul 13, 2022 at 21:23

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