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N80 Help I am wondering what "FE E" means when the camera is in Manual mode. It only allows me to have my f-stop at 5.6 and the shutter stays almost completely closed. When I change the f-stop, I'm not allowed to take pictures and "FE E" just flashes. Any ideas?

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Re: N80 Help

You can only change the aperture using the command/sub-command dial on your camera.  The aperture ring on the camera must remain locked at the smallest setting (largest number). 

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