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Pictures not clear - grainy

Camera - Nikon D80 (AUTO setting)
The aperture ring can only be set on 32 for the camera to operate. Otherwise, the camera will not work and I receive an error message that there is no lens attatched.
Is that suppose to happen. I was wondering if possibly the reason for the poor quality of pictures is that there is not enough light entering.

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Re: pictures not clear - grainy

Yes, that is exactly how the camera works. You may want to check your ASA/ISO settings as well as image quality and size.

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