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F -- displays when I turn camera on, and can't shoot

When I turn on my camera, F - - flashes a few times in the screen and I cannot take pictures. Have not located my manual yet. Any ideas?

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Re: F -- displays when I turn camera on, and can't shoot

I suppose you had turned the Mode-dial to P, S or A but did not set the aperture to the smallest, i.e. the largest value. This camera cannot control the diaphragm automatically if you do not do what I said before.

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Above are the links to download the owners manual for this camera.

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