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Pentax K200D Digital SLR - Error Message "f - - "

Hi,

I have just bought my wife a Pentax K200D Digial SLR Camera, and also bought a Sandisk 4GB High Speed Memory Card.

Put the batteries in and memory card, and get a flashing display "f - -"

Tried to format the memory card, but it does not want to.

Have tried other memory cards, same problem.

Any ideas ?

Thanks

Geoff

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  • of_alicia Apr 02, 2009

    i have the same problem. I bought this camera second hand off a really good friend, with a lens has used with the k200D. The first time i tried to use the 100-300mm lens (i have only had the camera for a couple of days now), i got this same message flashing. I have made sure the contacts are clean, and i know my friend would not have given me an incompatible lens.
    Any other ideas?
    Oh and i have an SDHC card so its not that either.

  • krima Jun 08, 2010

    my pentax K200D works fine except the monitor won't display anything until I've actually taken the picture

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This can also happen when the lens have an aperture adjustment ring, and it is not set to the "Auto" setting ("A", on my Sigma)/

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

  • tonyleg02 Sep 16, 2010

    Spot on solution. Solved my problem instantly with my Pentax K20D and 100mm f 2.8 macro. Many many thanks!

    Anthony

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"f--" is usually happening when you put on a lens that does not communicate with the camera body (like an old manual lens). this has nothing to do with memory card, and the sandisk 4gb you bought is perfect for k200d.
look either what lens you attached and whether the contacts between camera body and lens are clean.

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Hi,
May be you solved your problem. Those cards are readable only after that you upgrade the firmware of the k200d from the official site:
http://ricoh-imaging.ca/en/support/digital/k200d_s

Posted on Jan 31, 2015

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This following solution also worked with my Pentax KM

""f--" is usually happening when you put on a lens that does not communicate with the camera body (like an old manual lens). this has nothing to do with memory card, and the sandisk 4gb you bought is perfect for k200d.
look either what lens you attached and whether the contacts between camera body and lens are clean."

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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You need a different sort of memory card. This camera calls for card format: SD/SDHC, not compact disc.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

  • Benny Banihit Sep 16, 2013

    I've tried any other sd brand, but it still doesn't work, is my unit have any adjustment?

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