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Nikon d50 lens problem

My Nikon D50 18-55mm lens (stock--came with camera body) is not responding to the camera. I get a blinking F-- symbol on the screen which shows in the manual that the lens is not attached (it clearly is). When I switch to my Quantaray 55-200mm lens, I do not have any problems. Anyone else experiencing a similar problem? Any suggestions?

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Re: nikon d50 lens problem

This suggests one the contacts on the ens is not quite doing the business obviously. Are they of the spring load pin type? work around them see if one or more is not fully 'out' or make sure the lens is fully locked home when fixed in

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