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Camera locked up and won't work

Display shows fEE sign and won't respond to any trouble shooting
directions in the owners manual. At first it would only work on manual setting and then it wouldn't work at all.

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  • PHOTO GRANNY Feb 18, 2008

    I have the N80 Nikon and it does not have a button battery.

    The batteries are good in the camera. This camera takes 2 Lithium 123 batteries.

    Thanks for your help, tho.

  • PHOTO GRANNY Feb 18, 2008

    response to cammedic:

    My camera has the Tiffen 28-300 lens.

  • PHOTO GRANNY Feb 19, 2008

    You are right - I read the filter name instead of the lens name.

    It is a Tamron 28-300 lens.

    The lens aperature was not set at 22 - I did that and it did come on again. THANKS. I was in the middle of a convention to do photos and that is the first time I had this problem. Of course I had not used my camera for over 6 months so that was part of the problem of my not remembering how to use it.

    oh< oh....I put the flash unit on and it is again back to the fEE flashing. When I take the flash on it is O.K. NOW WHAT??

  • PHOTO GRANNY Feb 19, 2008

    I do not see any name on the flash - but - it is a Auto Focus with a zoom head Module NK - I think it was orginally for my Minolta and then when I got the Nikon they put a compatible mount to use it on the Nikon.

    Everything has worked fine up to just last week. But of course as I had stated before, I haven't used it too much since June.

    I have had the flash unit since about 1997. The Nikon was purchased in 2002.

  • PHOTO GRANNY Feb 20, 2008

    Hey!!!That was the solution - the TTL was set on manuel also.....I think maybe when I was trying to take night photos of the eclipse, that I screwed things up back then and didn't check to be sure everything was back to where it should be.


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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Excellent, now which flash?

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    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Tiffen makes filters, not lenses Tamron perhaps? like this one?

    Tamron 28-300mm

    Is the aperture/fstop ring set to 22?

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Which lens are you using on the camera?


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Well, without it being a true Nikon Speedlight, I would be guessing as to what to look for on the strobe to tell you where to set it.

Normally, there is some type of setting for 'TTL'. Since the flash is a multi use type (Minolta,Nikon), it may be labeled something else.

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    Kevin Pettit Feb 20, 2008

    Excellent, glad we've solved it. Don't forget to rate your experience here on Fixya


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Hi , set camera to auto /replace button battery lr 44 x2 pieces .
donot set camera to lower shutter camera will stuck .

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