Ekkk Nikon D50
Thinking I would finally go from auto and learn manual I played with settings at Christmas and got the sucker all screwed up. Now I can't even get my zoom to work. Have i killed it? I hit the reset config many times. My 18-55 works but when I attach my 70-300 (many times now) it shows F-- flashing on auto and wont allow me to shoot a shot. When i put 70-300 on manual it will shoot on this mode but it shoots black (blank) shots. The F-- is showing still on this mode as well. Here's what the manual said http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D50_en.pdf
how can i figure out whats wrong? Is the len broke or is it still a setting I have screwed with.
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Re: Settings or Broke
You need to put the aperture ring - that's the thing that's closest to the camera on the lens - to the highest number possible. On the 70-300 Nikkor, That number is 32.
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The lowest setting is the highest number; f22 is lower than f4. It's little counter-intuitive, but the lowest setting means the least amount of light - or the smallest aperture opening - not the numerical "f" value of the opening.
Simply twist the aperture ring until the highest value "f" number is selected. Many lenses have a small tab or latch to lock them in this position - if yours does, you can use it to prevent this from happening again. You would use a command dial on most camera bodies to electronically change the aperture opening.
Hi, Sorry to hear about your lens. If you are able to autofocus and take pictures with any other lens, then it means that your problem lies with the kit lens. If you can take picture in manual mode, but not in autofocus mode, then the AF motor in the lens in not functioning. I had the same thing happen to my 50mm 1.4 lens. Depending on your location, there are Nikon repair centers in Melville, NY and Torrance, CA. Hope this helps, Andrew
All lenses are optical: light comes in one end and goes out the other. There's no digital/non-digital about it.
What there is about lenses is the size of the image circle. Lenses cover a certain area. A lens that covers a 35mm film frame, such as the Sigma under discussion, will also cover a smaller area, such as the sensor on a D50. It's possible to design lenses with a smaller image circle. These smaller, lighter lenses are sometimes called "digital," because they are intended to only cover the typically smaller digital sensor. Using such a lens on a full-frame or film camera will produce dark corners. This is NOT an issue in your case.
Mine occasionally does this as well, but only when trying to focus on the left side of my viewfinder. I found there is a piece of dust on the sensor in just the right quadrant that prevents it from focusing. Try setting your focus settings so that you can press the left or right buttons to select the focusing quadrant (left, middle, or right). If that fails, you can always manually focus.
I have one that had the same problem...it needs to be re-chipped to work with the newer camera's. It worked great on my N80 just not on my D-50...I got the F-- error when the exposure meter shut off. Send it to thk photo to be rechipped....takes about 3 - 4 weeks, gets cleaned and re-calibrated for about $83.
Bob, there are several reasons why this won't work, mainly cost
An older manual focus wide angle will work in the manual mode on a D50. The can be had very cheap on eBay and the like.
Converting one that has a Canon FD mount to a Nikon is possible, but you would need one with a Nikon mount for parts. The focal plane distances are different between Nikon and Canon. An adapter for this is not possible without adding optics to compensate
When you get a flashing EE, it means there is an Eror somewhere.
Most cameras have a botton you press to reset it. Usually it is the battery check button.
Also try taking the lens off the camera, unlocking the aperture ring, remount the lens and then lock the aprture ring to the minimum F stop.
I think this should solve the problem.