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F-100 Won't take any shots

This is the first time I am turning it on and loading film. I get 'fEE' blinking?

What's the problem?

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Re: F-100 Won't take any shots

FEE blinking is Nikon's error message for cameras that control the aperture from the body instead of the lens. You need to set the lens to the smallest aperture (and lock it there, if the lens has a lock for the aperture setting).

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The film does not hook to the forward spool

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