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Flashing "f--" I recently took my d50 up a mountain hike and at the top I took a landscape shot that showed up on the viewer as just a full white/blank picture, and now I can't take any more pictures or focus or anything. I just get a flashing "f--" in the aperture space. Did I break something? How do I fix it? Thanks

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Re: flashing "f--"

Reading your post again, I think what I copied and pasted above makes a lot of seems like your photo was horribly overexposed (all white) because of lens failure or miscommunication with the camera, which makes sense considering the F--- error.

Hope you get it sorted may be necessary.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

Re: flashing "f--"

"F-- means the CPU in your AF camera body cannot communicate with the CPU inside your lens. That means either your lens is an older manual-focus one and has no CPU or there is some electronic communication problems.

If you have an AF lens on your camera and still get F--, I would first clean the electronic contacts in the lens mount area, on both the body and the lens."

Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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