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N70 FE E error in LCD and view finder - lens locked properly

I have a Nikon N70 with Nikor D lenses that I purchased in the late 90s. The camera never gave me a problem until this week. I was on vacation taking pictures, on the fourth day with an SB22 flash. Through the fith or sixth picture I received an FE E error in the LCD and in the view finder and the shutter would not depress. The lens was locked as required and the flash was on TTL. The camera appears to work in Aperature priority and manual modes but has the same issue in S mode. The batteries were replaced but the battery indicator flickers in the LCD. Any ideas?

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Re: N70 FE E error in LCD and view finder - lens locked...

Yes, the error is due to your lens not being set to highest F number. Solution : set lens to the highest number ( f 16 or f 22 ) and lock it in ( on the lens ). Your camera will work find now.

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What lens can I use the the Nikon N6006 35 mm SLR Camera?

The Nikon N6006 will use just about any Nikon F-mount lens made in the past 55 years. About the only exceptions are some rare (and very expensive) fisheye lenses and the newer DX lenses specifically designed for digital cameras.

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What does FEE mean? The camera won't take a picture and I see that in the display of my Nikon N90S

FEE error message displayed on SLR camera LCD Description If the cameras LCD screen displays "FEE" in the area where the aperture is normally displayed, please ensure that the lens is attached to the camera correctly. This error message will appear if the lens is not attached correctly to the camera or if you are not using a CPU lens such as the Nikon AF or Nikkor P lenses. Alternatively, if the lens has an aperture ring, it may not be set to f22 (or the highest aperture number on the aperture ring - normally marked in orange). Select the aperture number marked in orange on the lens and lock it using the aperture locking switch to prevent this occurring again.


The FEE error message

Set to F22, or the highest aperture number - normally marked in orange. Note the locking switch.
If the above did not resolve the problem and you still experence the the error display FEE, please contact your local Nikon office. Before doing so please also check the following.


1157d.gif That the EE servo coupling highlighted above on the lenses has not been broken. That the F-min switch highlighted above on the camera body has not been broken. If either of the two items above are broken please contact your local Nikon service center.

Apr 19, 2011 | Nikon N90S 35mm SLR Camera

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I want to go digital will my lens fit on a digital camera if yes what model camera should i get

Any of your lenses will fit on any Nikon digital SLR camera. However, there are several things to consider.

Most Nikon digital SLRs have a sensor smaller than a frame of 35mm film. This means that your lenses will give the same angle of view as a lens with a focal length 1.5 times longer. For example, your 50mm lens will give the same angle of view as a 75mm lens would. This applies to all Nikon dSLRs except the D700 and D3 series.

If the lens does not have the electronics to communicate with the camera, some dSLRs will not be able to meter with them. Of the current models, the D7000, D300s, D700, and D3 series will work.

Most old autofocus lenses will not autofocus on some dSLRs. Unless the lens is designated "AF-S" they will not autofocus on the D3000, D3100, and the older D40, D40x, and D60.

Feb 09, 2011 | Nikon N55 35mm SLR Camera

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In p and ps modes on nikon n70 screen flashes F E E and will not take pictures. I do not recognize this error message

Check that you have the aperture ring on the lens set to minimum aperture, biggest f stop number. It should lock in that position, and there may be a small button to keep it locked there.

Dec 25, 2010 | Nikon N70 35mm SLR Camera

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Text is not normally displayed on lcd

Are you saying the aperture numbers are not being displayed on the camera LCD or view finder? If so it depends lens and camera. Some cameras and lens connect, but do not an electrical connection. Some of the newer Nikon cameras are not designed to work with some lens. Now, if that lens works on another camera of the same type then the camera needs repair. Sometimes cleaning the contact at the opening of the lens mount does the trick.

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How to brighten the viewfind on a Nikon F 100

If you think the screen is dirty then you can remove the view finder screen inside the camera from the lens opening. Also, there are other view finder screens that you can purchase. Read page 65 of the F100 manual to see how to change focus screens.

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Cannot Wind nor See Thru View Finder

Whew!!! Many things to check. It sounds like the camera is not opening the lens up between shots. It could be a linkage issue. Look into lens while its on the camera. can you see the blades of the aperture? Turn the aperture ring. Any change? It is supposed to stay wide open except during exposure. Remove the lens. Move the lever on the back of it. See a change? Does it snap when you move it? If not, then the lens needs repair, not the camera. I forget...does the XGA have a DoF preview button? If so, its likely on front at bottom of lens mount. Push and release. If its in Preview mode, the lens remains stopped down(not wide open)based on the setting of the aperture ring.

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Error message shows F -- with lens attached. Lens was cleaned with compressed air, now willnot work. Lens type Nikon 28-80 AF

Check to see that the lens aperture ring is set to the smallest (largest numerical) aperture setting (usually f22 or such). Nikon AF cameras have to have their lenses set at the smallest aperture for most of their program modes to work. Nikon AF lenses have a small slide or twist lock adjacent to the aperture ring to lock it in place at the smallest aperture. This may have been unlocked during the cleaning.
Another possibility is that the lens's electrical contacts were damaged during cleaning, so the body is not "seeing" the lens. Do you have another lens you could attach to the body to test this theory?

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Bought used N70 "err" Help

I have the same problem.... I have a Nikon 80-200 AF Nikkor 1:4.5-5.6D. I installed my Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.3-5.6 G and still have the problem...

The 28 and 80-200 work well on my Nikon F65.

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Camera flashes "error" when turned on

Check if the aperture is set on anything other than 22. This would generate an error message. the N50 (and other auto Nikon cameras) needs to have the lens aperture set to the smallest -- AutoFocus lenses have a lock on them to lock the aperture at the smallest. Some models, such as the N5, can be set to use either the lens' aperture ring or the camera's command dial to set the aperture, but most simpler Nikon auto cameras can only be set by the camera. Setting the lens to its smallest aperture tells the camera that it can control the lens. If the lens is set to anything else than the smallest aperture, F-- shows up on the camera's LCD, and the camera locks up. Check your camera manual for complete info.

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