Question about Cameras
You are correct - the lense should work with the Nikon FA!
It sounds like there is a communication problem, and the lense is in need of repair.
Your local camera shop should be able to take care of it. The repair should be less than $50USD.
As long as the aperture ring is set to its minimum aperture, you should not get the FEE error. That little lock tab does not need to be in the locked position, which is for preventing the aperture ring from slipping out of its minimum setting. The next thing I would try is to clean the electronic contacts around the lens mount, on both the body and the lenses. Make sure that you have a good metal-to-metal electronic contact.
Finally - If the lens has an aperture ring, i.e., it is not a G lens, it must be set to the minimum so that you can control the aperture, in its entire range, from the body.
For example, if you have a 50mm/f1.4 AF-D lens and its aperture range is from f1.4 to f16, if you lock it to f16, you can then control the aperture from the body to anywhere between f1.4 and f16, inclusive. If you set the aperture to f5.6, there will be no way it can close down to below f5.6, and the range you could control from the body would have been limited to from f1.4 to f5.6. That is why the body displays FEE to inform you that you are doing something wrong. The Minimum range of the FA is 25mm. You are trying a lense with a lower value of 24mm. Set it on 25mm or above and see if the camera recognizes it.
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Posted on Feb 05, 2009
DWelcome to Fixya! I am a Licensed PI and have the Same Model. I had almost the Same Lens for my Camera and wound up having to Exchange it and it was OK, Nobody could figure out why it would not Work. Tried everything But, Nothing Worked. It all works like new with the New Lens at this Time though. I would Suggest Replacing that Lens. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Many times dust particles go inside the leans area cause camera leans not working properly,
so first of all clean your camera using a soft cotton.
And let me know for further assistance
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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