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In the small screen on top of the camera the letters "fEE" are flashing and the camera will not take pictures. What does this mean and how do I fix it?

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  • tboylan Jun 16, 2009

    I moved it to 'M' but when I do this there is no change, "fEE" is still there. My camera model is a N80 film

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Is the aperture ring locked? If its not locked, thats the problem. I have had this problem with my lenses as well when the lock is accidentally "unlocked"...
if it has the AF - M switch, if it got shifted to M, you will get the fee message from the N/F80
Constance, the manual/auto focus control won't cause a minimum aperture detect error "fEE".

If the minimum aperture lock is on, take a look at the end of the minimum aperture post for any dents, missing corners, etc. If this post doesn't depress the sensor on the N80 far enough, it won't sense the minimum aperture.

Normally, there is some type of setting for 'TTL'. Since the flash is a multi use type if the TTL is se on manual... change it... if it dopesnt help keep changing the modes and see


FEE" probably means your lens is not set to it’s minimum aperture and the aperture ring is not locked. If your lens has an aperture control ring do this...

1) Turn the ring until number in orange, usually 16, 22 or 32 is aligned with the green or white index mark.

2) Pull the lock slide towards the camera until it click and the white dot lines up with the short orange line.

I hope that does it.


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Turn the mode dial to "M" for manual exposure. Other exposure modes only work if there are electrical contacts in the tubes corresponding tho those on the lens and camera body.

Your extension tube has no EE Servo Coupling Post. That is why your D50 displays fEE.
See the following thread about the Coupling Post: http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00LzIz

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