I had a fire and lost my camera and the next size up lens, flash and bag the works (along with my house ans everything else) My son replaced my camera with a Nikon N55 as I am too old fashioned to go digital just yet (I suspect I will come Christmas) BUT I like this camera and want a lens to do better close ups. It only has the 28-80mm lense that came with it. Nice thing is with this camera you can point and shoot and get great shots. I don't know much beyond that so lost on what to shop for. I don't even know much camera lingo so that is hindering me getting what I really want and need badly. I used to get amazing shots close up with a larger mm lens but I know so very little I do not know what to shop for. I need someone to say "this lens..." and give all the specifics so I can look it up on line or find or order in a store. Like name number so all I gotta do is read a box and match it up and say That's it! Local shops have been little help. Kids who know less than I do at the conter and poor customer service when I leave my name asking for a call from someone that does know. Looks like no one wants my money. I don't know what I had before...it went to 200 or 300mm not sure but it was in the price range of 100 to 150 dollars I think if that helps. I really want something that works on MY camera but I need someone to hold my hand and say this is the one, the specifics. Can you help this camera stupid girl out? (I love it when the camera does all the work! makes me look good!) I hoped to have by Thanksgiving as I want to take and begin rebuilding family pictures.
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Re: just need specific info on lens to buy
nice camera, the 28mm to 80mm lens that came with the camera is a fine light weight lens. if you go to a 200mm or 300mm lens weight might be a problem as the lens mount on the N55 is plastic. not a problem with 28 - 80mm. i would look fore a light 200mm lens. not necessarily nikon
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It should work with just about any lens, though it works best with moderate focal lengths (say about 24mm to 200mm). Its primary purpose is to let the lens focus much closer than normal.
When you say "no results," do you mean it's not letting you focus closer? Mount the tube on the camera, mount a lens on the tube, then focus the lens to its minimum focus distance. Looking through the viewfinder, move closer to an object until it comes into focus. Does it come into focus? How close? What lens(es) are you trying?
Your camera almost certainly has a lens error, this
is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock
generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!
Stuck lenses are probably the most common
reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair
chance of recovering use of your camera again
The fault is
commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it
having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera
was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and
tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply
dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.
If your camera
is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse
then contact the Fuji service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If
the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed
cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose
trying to fix this yourself.
Please click here
and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera
Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically
manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault. Although the article
mentions Canon a few times, the advice applies equally to all cameras
with lens errors and is not model-specific.
If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-
luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera, or
at least are able to use the information to help decide whether to buy
another camera. If you do
decide that you have to throw your camera away then don't forget to
remove the memory card as it can be used in other devices.
Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided
for you and
any testimonial which you might wish to add is always welcome.
Push the small white button down and turn the select to B or Flash mode the shutter should fire at 1/60th sec. in flash mode. As long as you want in B mode. Turn select to A
put lens on and check shutter speed in finder. Rotate F stop on lens and bring shutter speed to over 1/100 sec. push shutter button, it should fire at the speed you selected.
If not check battery cap and contacts in bat. holder, clean with pencil eraser if needed. Be careful with contacts in holder.
If it still locks up remove lens and rotate to F/16 push metal pin in and check operation of diaphragm, it should be smooth and pin return quickly.
If the shutter still locks in auto that's about it---- no parts are available
There could be a number of issues with this problem. Make sure the contacts at the rear of the lens and those on the body that connect with those on the lens are clean and straight. If so, the problem may be in the shutter within the lens. There is a magnet inside the shutter that sometimes becomes contaminated and fails to hold the shutter blades open for the selected shutter speed. The face of the magnet may need to be cleaned. There are also timing switches that sometimes go bad or need adjusting. These internal problems need to be taken care of by a competent technician since the lens needs to be completely disassembled. I have also seen these shutters go bad and need to be replaced. Let's hope that's not the problem because it will be difficult to get a new shutter for the lens--but not imposible. God luck.