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Nikon D80 error

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!

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  • LisaArm Dec 10, 2007

    I get this same problem all the time, the only way it starts working is if i take out the battery and leave it alone for a day or two, it really bugs, because when I "NEED" my camera it is not available, is there anymore suggestions?

  • Gandut_Slimz Feb 19, 2008

    my problem is.. the error flashes "ERROR".. is this got to do with the software problem???

  • polly ann Mar 28, 2008

    i have a nikon d80 with a 18 -200 zoom and i cannto get this to work in A mode mostly. if will take 1 or 2 shots at f5.6 and then give me the error message of f-- it will not change the apeture on the sub command dial and sometimes will work once if i turn it off and on but not usually. this was so expensive it is really annoying! ann

  • handtoeknee Apr 20, 2008

    i have the same problem with my d80 i have had it for one week. ive removed the battery removed the lens and it still has not solved the problem please help




  • Razpewton Jun 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. Is there a fix yet?



  • RadmanDragon Dec 23, 2008

    I've had the same problem, after the camera worked perfectly well for about a year (I'm using the D80 with the 18-200 VR lens). Haven't had a chance to try cleaning the contacts yet. Hopefully that will fix this maddening intermittent problem.

  • snowride Mar 30, 2009

    I have the same problem...The AF stopped working after a few weeks of the F-- problem. Exchanged the lens for a brand new one and now I'm having the same F-- problem. Also, spots on my pictures you can see on all blue sky shots, cleaned the lens and filter and still had spots.
    R05 code?????

    Help please


  • erling397 Apr 26, 2009

    Nikon D80 with a 18-200mmDX lens- built in flash will not work or open and when shutter is pressed an r05 appears. Everything else works but I cannot get the flash to open and work. I have tried the usual ranging from cleaning to battery changes etc. Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    My D80 will not take any pictures. It would take a few when I'd turn it on and then off, and take the battery out- but now.... it is like I'm not even trying to take a picture. It shows on the switchboard: FF-- and r11. What do you suggest me doing, or what does the issue seem to be? Thank you for your time.
    Marthalee*

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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.

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Try cleaning the contacts !!
and the lens !!

may be dust is there in between..

or u may give the lens for service. its also caused when the alignment of the lens is gone !

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    Try buying a good quality lens and not a junker off of Ebay.

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YES IT WORKED. JUST CLEANED THE CONTACTS WITH AFTERSHAVE!!!

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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

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A 14lb sledge hammer can fix those problems!

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

Having a similar problem and only taking pictures outside when not zoom in. i did everything, cleaned the contacts and still having the same error.. please help

Posted on May 29, 2008

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    Its because its a peice of junk. Buy a new one...

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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.

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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?

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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

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