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Aperture setting I have an old XR-X3000 SLR and I do not know what the "A" aperture setting is for on the lens (35-80mm) Can you help please?

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  • reeko Feb 03, 2008

    On some Ricoh lens` there is a "P" setting on the aperture ring. Both the "A" and "P" settings are achieved by pressing a button to unlock the ring. You have to press the button again to select all other aperture settings. reeko.

  • reeko Feb 03, 2008

    Thanks zeusfaber, I know all about how a lens works. I think you didn`t quite grasp my problem. reeko

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Inside the lens is an "iris" which allows you to adjust the effective diameter of the lens, and control how bright an image it casts on the film. This is controlled by the aperture ring.

Smaller number settings set a bigger hole in the iris and let more light in - allowing a shorter exposure time, but reducing your depth of field (so if you're focussed on an object at two metres, stuff at 1m or 4m might be blurred)

Larger number settings set a smaller hole and let less light in. This means longer exposures (and more risk of camera shake), but offers a better depth of field (so although you're focussed on something at 2m, objects much closer or further away are also more likely to appear shrp too.

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I turn on the camera and i get the leters. fEE on the screen and i can't take pictures. My camera is a NIKON N80 please help thanks


Turn the aperture ring on the lens to its smallest setting (largest f/number). You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same way as on a lens without an aperture ring.

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What does fee mean


It means that the lens is not set to its smallest aperture. Turn the aperture ring on the lens to its smallest aperture (largest f/number). You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same way as on a lens without an aperture ring.

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What does FEE mean? The camera won't take a picture and I see that in the display of my Nikon N90S


FEE error message displayed on SLR camera LCD Description If the cameras LCD screen displays "FEE" in the area where the aperture is normally displayed, please ensure that the lens is attached to the camera correctly. This error message will appear if the lens is not attached correctly to the camera or if you are not using a CPU lens such as the Nikon AF or Nikkor P lenses. Alternatively, if the lens has an aperture ring, it may not be set to f22 (or the highest aperture number on the aperture ring - normally marked in orange). Select the aperture number marked in orange on the lens and lock it using the aperture locking switch to prevent this occurring again.

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The FEE error message

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Set to F22, or the highest aperture number - normally marked in orange. Note the locking switch.
If the above did not resolve the problem and you still experence the the error display FEE, please contact your local Nikon office. Before doing so please also check the following.

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1157d.gif That the EE servo coupling highlighted above on the lenses has not been broken. That the F-min switch highlighted above on the camera body has not been broken. If either of the two items above are broken please contact your local Nikon service center.

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On the Nikon N90s what does the flashing fEE mean?


It means that your lens is not set to the minimum aperture and your camera is either set to program mode or shutter priority. Also, it can mean that your flash is in an incorrect mode.
For any camera operating mode where the camera controls the aperture automatically, your lens must be set to the minimum aperture setting - which will usually be f/22. This aperture marking will be the one in orange.
IF your lens IS indeed set on f22 and you still see the fEE, then you may have mounted it incorrectly. Remove the lens and try to carefully remount it (with it set at f/22).
Let me know if you need further help or clarification.

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FEE means that you have failed to turn the lens aperture ring to the minimum setting. This is essential on your model as it controls the aperture settings via the command dial on the body.

If you have already set the lens to the minimum aperture (minimum=highest number) then please report back with a comment for additional options and state whether the problem is with all lenses or just one.

If I have solved your problem then please let me know by taking a moment to rate my answer.

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WHEN I PUSH SHUTTER BUTTON FEE LIGHTS UP WILL NOT DO ANYTHING . I DO HAVE NEW BATTERIES IN IT.


Your camera is telling you that you have failed to set the aperture ring on the lens to its minimum value (highest number). This is vital as the F65 controls the aperture completely via the camera body and does not use the manual lens aperture control.

If you still have FEE after doing this then please report back for further guidance., but if I've solved your fault please let me know by rating my answer.

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If the lens is already set to minimum aperture then please report back for further options, but if my reply has solved your problem then please rate my answer.

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