Question about Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Nikkor Lens

1 Answer

When i attatch my 70-300 lens i get a flashing FEE in the box,the book says to set the minimum aperture how do i do this please.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Obertelli
    Obertelli Sep 15, 2010

    The lens has no aperture ring so is incompatible with some Nikon bodies. Which exact Nikon camera body are you attempting to use with this lens?

  • netleydavies Sep 16, 2010

    Nikon d50, is this the problem, thanks

  • netleydavies Sep 17, 2010

    Thank you for your help in this matter,but it is still not working,alllooks ok but as you say i may need a repair job done. thanks again.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 3,006 Answers

Thanks for the additional info.

First, an apology: I misread the lens description, sorry. If you have the "AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Nikkor" then the lens DOES have an aperture ring at the rear of the lens. If this is the case, then your D50 is compatible and all you need to do is turn the aperture ring on the lens until it's at the minimum f32 setting. The "FEE" message on your D50 should then vanish. When set this way, you control the aperture setting on the lens via the camera body controls. The command wheel alone adjusts the aperture when in Aperture Priority mode, and in Manual or Shutter Priority modes you need to first press the " /-" button behind and to the right of the shutter release before using the command wheel. There's even a handy little printed icon of a lens diaphragm to remind you of the secondary function of this button.

If your lens model is the "Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G" then like a G lenses it lacks an aperture ring and so can only be controlled by Nikon bodies which operate the aperture from the body alone, like yours. So if you're getting the FEE error with a G lens then there's most likely a common fault which occurs with Nikon bodies with a small switch beside the lens mount. In the picture (courtesy and copyright of Digital Photography Review), the switch is at the 8 o'clock position.
when i  attatch my 70-300 lens i get a flashing - ad9e8b4.jpg

This switch is activated either when a non-G lens aperture ring is turned to the smallest setting or when a G lens is correctly mounted. It is possible for the G lens to be damaged in such a way that the switch doesn't get activated but it's rare. If the switch is broken the camera body will need a repair.

Hope this answers your question, but if not add further comments. If it has answered your problem then please let me know by rating my reply.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Focus repair af


I'm surprised it works at all at f/2.8. The FEE indicates that the aperture ring is not at its minimum setting (largest f/number).

Turn the aperture ring to its minimum setting. You should be able to control the aperture from the camera body, the same way as on a lens without an aperture ring.

Dec 13, 2013 | Tamron 28-105 F2.8 LD Lens

1 Answer

I have a Nikon D70, and a Quantaray lens (28-90mm). I have had this camera for about four months, and it has been working fine with the lens. When I received the camera, the aperture ring moved, but the...


In order for the aperture to be controlled by the camera's program or primary and secondary control knobs, the lens must be set to the smallest opening - or highest number value f stop. The aperture must be operated by the ring if it is not left in the smallest opening position.

The FEE code you are seeing refers to a communication error between the lens and the camera body. Sometimes, simply removing the lens from the body and reseating it to the body will solve the problem. While the lens is off the body, carefully inspect the gold colored contacts on the lens and mating contacts on the camera body. Remove any dirt or debris found, being careful not to allow it to fall into the camera - or land on the back glass of the lens.

I found another explanation and possible remedy that stated:

"A flashing "FEE" is an improperly set aperture ring in 99.9% of all cases with this error message (i.e. user error). In very rare circumstances it can be caused by a damaged aperture ring (small lug broken from back edge) that can't "tell" the camera it is at the minimum position. If the aperture rings on the lens is set to minimum aperture (highest number) and locked there, but you still get a FEE error, it's possible that sloppy tolerances are causing the lens aperture ring to not move the little switch at the 8 o'clock position (on the D70 lens mount) as far as necessary to get a proper indication of minimum aperture. Try to see if the aperture ring (while locked) will move slightly when mounted on the camera to clear the FEE error.

Another remote possibility is that the little switch at the 8 o'clock position mentioned above is not functioning properly (sometimes they get dirty). Try "exercising" it by moving it back and forth with your finger, then try the lenses again. Usually FEE has nothing at all to do with CPU contacts (with a reverse engineered third party lens anything is possible I suppose), but it doesn't hurt to clean them to eliminate that possibility."

You can also try a different Nikon compatible lens. If the trouble is still present, the camera may need to be returned for repair. If the the problem goes away, then the issue is tied to the lens itself. This would mean the the lens needs repair.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks!

Jun 30, 2011 | Quantaray 28-90mm f/3.5-5.6 for Pentax

1 Answer

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.

Dec 13, 2010 | Nikon N90S 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

When turned on it flashes FE E and I can't take an exposure. Help!


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.

Oct 04, 2010 | Nikon N60 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

When I switch the s3 pro on, FEE is displayed in the top LCD panel. What does this mean?


Try setting the lens aperture to the minimum aperture.
OR: If you are using a flash, the flash needs to set to TTL, or the camera to either S, A or M.

Jul 07, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S3 Pro Digital Camera

1 Answer

Getting Error FEE when in manual mode


The error code means that you have mounted a lens with a manual aperture control and have failed to set the control to the minimum aperture setting (highest number). By setting the control to the minimum aperture, the camera can then automatically select any aperture between the maximum and minimum settings when taking the photo. The actual aperture selection is either set automatically by the camera body (if in shutter priority or auto/program modes) or is done using the camera body controls when in aperture priority or manual modes.

If you have done so and still have the problem then add a comment and we'll explore further possibilities which all involve a fault with either the lens or the camera body.

If I have resolved your problem then please take a moment to rate my answer.

Apr 19, 2010 | Nikon N65 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Displaying FEE


This problem is usually seen on Nikon models, but as your camera is basically a Nikon/Fuji hybrid it's not surprising that it's occurred on yours.

FEE usually means that you have not set the lens aperture ring to it's smallest (highest number) setting. Your camera needs this to happen in order for it to automatically control the lens aperture as it then allows the camera to utilise any aperture between the maximum and minimum settings.

If this doesn't fix your fault then try another Nikon AF lens; if the problem remains then you have a faulty camera body, usually a broken AI (auto indexing) post on the body which senses when the fitted lens has been set to minimum aperture.

Mar 08, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S1 Pro Digital Camera

1 Answer

Can't take a picture


Set your aperture to the maximu f stop number, that means the minimum aperture, and your camera will work. Take out the lens and align the ring to set it to the minimum aperture. I shall paste a link down here so that you can refer in detai.

http://loeki.tv/log/archives/85-FEE-error-on-Nikon-DSLR-fixed.html

Dec 22, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

N75/ fEE


The camera requires you to set your lens aperture at the minimum setting, usually orange coloured. I.E. f22 f32. Nikons control the aperture through the camera, not setting the ring manually like old style SLR's

Feb 25, 2008 | Nikon N75 with 28-105 lens 35mm Film...

1 Answer

Error


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?
If not, then the problem is with the aperture setting. It looks like you would have to set the camera dial to M, for Manual, and use the ring on the lens to set the aperture.
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.

Feb 24, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED Nikkor Lens Logo

175 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...