Question about Camera Lenses
Hiya, I have the Nikon D50 with the default 18-55 mm lens. Recently, sometimes when I turn it on, the lens won't respond. So even though the body is on (I can review old pictures, etc), the lens won't work (it doesnt autofocus and it won't let me change the ap or shutter speed). Also, the LCD screen at the top of the camera says "OFF" After a while, the lens starts to respond again. Sometimes when I turn the camera off and then back on, it always works (but not often, so i'm not sure if turning it off and then on again is actually a solution, or if it's a time thing) I think it might be a problem with the lens? But I'm not sure. Perhaps the lens to body connection isn't working? I'm waiting to get a second lens to check this hypotheses. Any help would be really great. I'm missing really great opportunities to take great shots! You can not zoom the lens... It appears to be locked in position.I have removed the lens from the bottom and I am still unable to twist the zoom ring?? any suggestion would be welcome
When you get a flashing EE, it means there is an Eror somewhere. Most cameras have a botton you press to reset it. Usually it is the battery check button. Try that. Also try taking the lens off the camera, unlocking the aperture ring, remount the lens and then lock the aprture ring to the minimum F stop. I think this should solve the problem.
Posted on Sep 21, 2007
this same thing is happening to me on my D70s.
i posted about it at photo.net and everyone is stumped.
i already returned the lens and got a new one...
same problem. i don't know what's wrong.
does anyone here have any insight?
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
You might like to check if the A/M slider switch on the lens by the Nikon label is set to A.
It sometimes gets moved accidently.
Set to M the lens will not autofocus.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Hi i am sagha from mumbai,Being a technician i can suggest you that this problem is not solvable by yourself. It has got a broken film PCB inside your lens.It is getting partially connected when on 24 mm so hurry get it repaired from recognised repairer or else will show error on all focal lengths.All the best
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
The "err" is generally when you have the aperture set to something other than "F22" with the aperture lock on. As far as the lens, you should take a pencil and use the eraser end on the electrical contacts both on the lens and camera and ensure that they are clean. Often times, cameras will respond, but not fully, if some of the contacts have build-up on them. If this still doesn't work, take the lens to a camera shop or ask a friend to borrow their nikon and try using the lens on a different camera to see if it is indeed the lens or the camera. Doing this will help you determine which needs to go to the repair shop.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for your help! I'm taking it in today to get it cleaned and checked out."
Unfortunately not. If the Nikon centre think it's been dropped, then you're stuck. They may well think so due to additional wear and damage caused as the initial fault progressed; this may well resemble the damage caused when a lens is dropped. You should really have sent it for repair as soon as the fault occurred.
All you can do is to write a letter of complaint to Nikon, asking them to intervene on your behalf with their authorised repair centre. It will help if you tell them how long you've been loyal to Nikon for and what other Nikon products you own; also state that if you must buy another lens that your money will instead go to one of their competitors instead and that when you replace your camera you will think hard before purchasing from Nikon again. It also helps if you tell them that you were well aware that you would be charged for any repairs caused by misuse, such as dropping your lens, and so would not have bothered to try and claim under warranty under such circumstances as it wasn't worth the risk of having to pay a big bill just to get a broken lens returned to you. Tell them that you have not dropped the lens and so you dispute their findings, and at the very least request that the lens is returned to you without charge so that you can get the lens examined by an independent repairer.
As long as your letter is polite, factual and states your argument clearly then you maximise your chances of getting them to revise their position to give you the benefit of any doubt.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
Testimonial: "Good honest reply and very constructive ideas for what to include in a "polite letter of complaint"."
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