Question about Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens
After using our new D80 for a couple weeks with no problems, we started getting an error msg in the control screen: a flashing "F--" The manual says that this indicates either no lense attached (obviously not the problem) or a non-CPU lense attached - which aslo isn't the problem, as it's a Nikon lense which was supplied with the camer. I was able to get it to stop by turning the camera off and taking the lense off & resinstalling it. But this only worked for about 3 more pictures before the error returned. Help!
The CPU contacts on the lens can sometimes get dirty and they can be cleaned by gently rubbing them with the eraser end of a pencil. Be very careful to not get any of the eraser rubbings into the lens. Also, when handling a lens, don't touch these contacts, as the sweat from our hands is not good on the metal.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
I have the same trouble with my D80 and 18-135. I've noticed the because the lens mounting ring in this lens is plastic, its comes away from the body when you are supporting the lens with your hand and in doing so the contacts are no longer making contact with the body. If you hold the lens and pull gently, you can actually see it moving and exposing the contacts. I've spoken to Nikon and its going back under warranty
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
A 14lb sledge hammer can fix those problems!
Posted on Jan 27, 2015
I was having this problem with 18 to 70 lens, F- - I removed the lens wiped the contacts and turned it in its mount a few times. Problem now gone.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
I also get this problem but keep your lens attached and just turn it slightly one way or the other and it should automatically fix itself.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
Hey there! can you tell me what the symbol r07 iin the bottom right corner of my Nikon D80 might mean? ]cause i have this error and thecamera doesn't take pictures. can anyone tell me how to remove this issue?
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
As we can read on several forums on the Internet, the plastic bracket on the 18-135 kit lens sometimes get bad connection to the camera house. Affortunately this also can accour when using some other lenses, as Tokina and other Nikkors. Try to demount and re-attach the lens and it should give effect. Otherwise, go back to the dealer and ask for a new one. They should know about the "problem". Good luck! Per Sweden
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
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