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Sometimes when I first turn the camera it flashes the error "F- -" which in the manual says that the lens is not attached. However the lens IS atttched, and then it won"t shoot anything.

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This happened to me with dirty contacts--try cleaning both on the lens and the body with a q-tip and running alcohol

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If the lens has the electronics to communicate with the camera, try cleaning the electrical contacts on the back of the lens and in the lens mount on the camera body. If the lens doesn't have the electronics to communicate with the camera, set the camera to manual (turn the mode dial to M) and set the exposure manually.

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I get the letter "F" flashing on and off. What is it?


What lens do you have attached? A flashing F-- indicates the camera and lens are not communicating. This can happen for several reasons:

1. There is no lens attached. Attach a lens.

2. There is a lens attached, but it's what Nikon calls a non-CPU lens. The lens lacks the electrical contacts to communicate with the camera. Set the exposure mode to Manual (M) and adjust the aperture using the aperture ring on the lens. You won't get any metering assistance from the camera's built-in meter.

3. There is a CPU lens attached. Remove the lens, clean the contacts both on the lens and the mount, then reattach the lens. If that doesn't solve it, then either the lens or the camera (or both) need service.

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Here is where you can download a copy of the manual from:
Fuji S2 Manual
This is what the manual says about your error:
If FEE in in top display: "CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type
is not set to its minimum aperture. Fix: Set lens to minimum aperture."
If FEE is in viewfinder: "Attached flash is not set at TTL
Auto Flash in “P” mode. Fix: Set the external flash mode to TTL, or set the camera’s exposure mode to “S”, “A” or “M”."
Are you using a flash that attaches to the camera?
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The low battery symbol looks like a battery, all black when charged, half-black as power goes down.
This looks like a nice camera, hope I was able to help.

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