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D3100 DOESN'T RECONIZE NEW AF-S 50MM 1.8G LENS

JUST GOT THE NIKKOR AF-S 50MM 1.8G LENS. PLACED ON MY D3100 AND CAMERA SAYS NO LENS ATTATCHED.... VERY UPSET....PLEASE HELP!!!

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There are a series of small brass "buttons" on the outside bottom of the lens where contact is established. If a new lens, there may be some dirt or grease on them preventing contack. Wipe lens and camera buttons carefully with a lent free cloth and retry. Then it is time to go back to the seller.

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