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FEE message in display when using 50mm lense

Hi - i have a new Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens for my nikon D70. sometimes when i use this lense it freezes the camera and a message reads in the top right hand corner of my display "FEE". do you know what this means? also, any other of my lenses work normally!

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The FEE message indicates that the lens is not set to smallest aperture (highest number). The camera body expects this so it will have full control of the aperture. It sounds like you may be accidentally bumping or turning the aperture ring on the lens while using it or changing lenses. There is a little slide lock to lock it at f/22 to prevent this. Turn the aperture ring to 22 and move the slider so the white dot is next to the orange mark on the lens barrel.

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    campbells160 Oct 15, 2012

    Does this mean that f/22 is the only aperature setting that is usable with this camera/ lens combo?

  • campbells160
    campbells160 Oct 15, 2012

    Does this mean that f/22 is the only aperature setting that will work?

  • Brian Williams Oct 16, 2012

    All aperture values are available to the camera, f/1.8 - f/22, but with a camera like the D70 the apeture ring ust be set at f/22. If you want to choose the aperture for shooting, you set the camera exposure mode to A and choose the aperture with the command dial.

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Set to F22, or the highest aperture number - normally marked in orange. Note the locking switch.
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1157d.gif That the EE servo coupling highlighted above on the lenses has not been broken. That the F-min switch highlighted above on the camera body has not been broken. If either of the two items above are broken please contact your local Nikon service center.

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