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ERR message Nikon N80, I get an ERR message and lens will not focus. I have a 28-200mmD Sigma lens. The message started in the middle of a roll of film.

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  • Wahelee Dec 27, 2007

    I just tried that, thanks, but I still get the ERR. I have tried taking the batteries out, and then replacing them with no luck????



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Unmount and remount the lens. Make sure you have the aperture ring on the lens set at the minimum f-stop number, ie f22, f32. There should be a small tab on the lens to lock the aperture ring in that position

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