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.
Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated!!
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
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 05, 2012 | Vivitar 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 Series 1 Lens...
Mar 17, 2012 | Nikon N75 35mm SLR Camera
Sep 12, 2011 | Vivitar 70-210mm f/2.8-4 for Nikon AFD
May 19, 2011 | Sigma MF 500mm f/7.2 APO Lens for Nikon...
May 04, 2009 | Vivitar Series One 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 Auto...
Mar 11, 2009 | Vivitar Cameras
Feb 18, 2009 | Vivitar Telephoto 500mm f/8.0 Mirror...
Feb 08, 2009 | Vivitar Series 1 for Nikon AF 2x (318604)...
Dec 25, 2008 | Nikon Zoom 80-200mm f/4.0 AIS Lens
May 21, 2017 | Cameras
40 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!