Err code appears and in the Manual mode the shutters can be released but will not operate at the set shutter speed. After clicking the shutter relase button,the image is not see and it is also not stored. After this operation, the camera works normally for only one snap and the err code is displayed. Alternating this goes on. In the manual it say see the authorised Nikon service centre. please help.
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Re: error code : err
If your lens has an aperture ring, do note that most of these lenses require the ring to be locked at a certain position for it to work. In the course of using the lens, you may have accidentally unlocked the aperture ring and moved it out of position. This is a common problem.
To fix this error, try this:
1. Turn off camera
2. Turn the aperture ring clockwise and then lock it
3. Turn on the camera
If you still encounter the same problem, repeat the same steps but turn the aperture ring counter-clockwise. Hope this helps.
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The "r16" in the display is not an error code. It is simply informing you of the number of exposures that can be held in the camera's internal high speed memory before shooting would have to stop while the D90 transfers the pictures to the memory card. If you held the shutter release, you could watch the r16 value decilne by one for each exposure (r15, r14, r13, etc.).
Page 256 of the D90 User's manual indeed shows the Err error
code, and defines it as a "Camera Malfunction", "Release shutter. If
error persists or appears frequently, consult Nikon-authorized service
representative." The "err" error code is a generic error. The
camera has detected a problem, but it doesn't know exacly what, similiar to the fEE code. The "err"
code could be camera / lens contacts or it could be a
circuit board or even shutter failure. You've already tried the common contact cleaning fix (that never seems to solve the problem) without any luck, so you might have to call Nikon Support and arrange for service.
How long have you had the camera? It just sounds like the camera is in Manual mode or "M" and the shutter speed is set really slow. Try putting it back on automatic, or twist the dial that will increase the shutter speed. You can find the manual on Nikon's website.
Try shooting in manual mode with lens set at maximum (wide open) aperture. Then try at a smaller f-stop, say 5.6 or 8. If the error message appears when your lens is set to the smaller aperture, you could have a lens problem. Try another lens using the same test. If a known good lens gives an error message, then the problem is in the body. Also try zooming to different focal lengths and see if your 18-105mm gives the error at particular focal lengths. An error here would indicate a lens problem. In any case, your lens or body would have to be repaired by a professional as these repairs require major disassembly and re-calibration.
This is an indication that the camera is not "talking" to the lens correctly. When you press the shutter button, the camera tries to focus, set light levels, and then shoot the picture. If it can't focus or set F-stop and shutter speed, then it can't shoot the picture and gives you the error indication. SO
1. You need to make sure the lens is an automatic lens capable of working with the D90.
2. You can take the lens off and back onto the camera a few times in case its a dirty contact issue or just didn't seat correctly.
3. Set the D90 to manual and make sure you move the AF selector on the front to M. Then you would manually adjust all the settings. That should take the auto-coupling out of the picture (pun intended)
4. If it still shows error when in total manual mode, there may be something wrong in the camera itself. Before giving up, do a total system reset on the D90 (I assume you have the manual).
I AM SAGHA REPAIRER FROM MUMBAI I THINK THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS SHOWING ERR ON TOP DISPLAY BUT IF ERR IS SHOWING JUST BY TOUCHING THE SHUTTER RELEASE BUTTON THEN THE MAIN BOARD IS DEFECTIVE.IF ANY MECHANICAL ACTION OCCURS AFTER PRESSING SHUTTER RELEASE BUTTON AND THEN ERR APPEARS THEN THE FAULT COULD BE OF SHUTTER & APERTURE BLOCK.I THINK ALL THESE SOLUTIONS ARE FOR EXPERTS AND NOT FOR GENERAL USERS IF ANYBODY FINDS THEM USEFUL LET ME KNOW & ALL THESE ARE BASED ON MY OBSERVATION ABOUT FAULTY CAMERAS.
The Nikon D-90 manual addresses this problem on Page 256.
It says that ERR indicates a camera malfunction and can be cleared by releasing the shutter.
I usually have to turn the camera off and back on to do this. Sometimes, I have to remove and reinstall the battery.
In an emergency situation, you may be able to continue taking pictures in the manual mode but you'll have to set the shutter speed and aperture yourself.
The manual also says that if the problem persists to contact a Nikon authorized service center. Before doing that I suggest you contact Nikon tech support at www.nikon.com and see what they have to say about the problem.
s I understand it from what I have seen on the Web, the 3000Z can operate in several modes:
1. Fully automatic (camera select both
2. Manual (user sets both aperture and shutter speed).
3. Aperture Priority mode - user sets aperture and camera chooses correct shutter speed to get a good exposure
Apparently there is no Shutter Priority mode (user cannot set only the shutter er speed and allow the camera to set the aperature to get a good exposure). This option is available on the Epson 850Z camera and this seems like a silly ommision to make on a "high-end" camera like the 3000Z.