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If you are using an older lens the aperture ring will be close to the camera body when the lens is on the camera. In order to set the aperture with a D80 and older lens you must set the aperture ring to "22" or the highest number on the aperture ring available. For newer lenses there is no aperture ring. You set the aperture by setting the dial on the top left of the D80 to "A" for Aperture Priority. You then set the aperture by rotating the front dial on the right side of the camera under the shutter release button. On older lenses, after setting the aperture ring to the highest number, you then set the aperture in the same manner.
Nikon makes several different 85mm f/1.4 lenses, but it appears you're using one with an aperture ring. Turn the aperture ring to its smallest setting (largest f/number). You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same was as on a lens without an aperture ring.
Turn the aperture ring on the lens to its smallest setting (largest f/number) and then forget it's there. You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same way as on lenses without an aperture ring.
This means that the lens doesn't have its aperture ring set to its smallest opening. Turn the aperture ring to its smallest opening (largest f/fnumber) and lock it if the lens has an aperture ring lock. You control the aperture from the body, the same way as with a lens without an aperture ring.
That's the aperture lock lever. On many Nikon cameras, the lens needs to have the aperture ring turned to f/32 and locked in place. You then control the aperture from the camera body, the same way as on a lens without an aperture ring. On older Nikon cameras, you unlock the aperture ring and control the aperture by turning the ring.
Your lens is not set to the smallest aperture (highest number). Turn the camera off, rotate the aperture ring so the largest number is lined up with the mark on the top, push the aperture lock tab, and turn the camera back on. The aperture ring is the one closest to the camrea body with numbers like 4, 5.6, 8, 11 etc on it. The largest number will be 16, 22, or 32 for most lenses.
If it still doesn't work, turn off, remove & replace the lens, and recheck the aperture ring setting.
The green mark is the index for the aperture setting at 24mm, the yellow mark is the index at 50mm. These really only matter if you are setting the exposure manually and using an external meter. The green mark is the primary mark -- as you turn the ring you will notice that it lines up with a number at every clickstop, while the yellow one is a bit off.
The pull down lever you ask about is the aperture lock. Autofocus film cameras and all digital cameras expect the lens to be set at smallest aperture (highest number). They will give an FEE error if it is not set correctly. When you turn the aperture ring to smallest aperture you will be able to slide the white dot into position next to the orange mark, and that will lock the aperture ring so that it is not accidentally tgurned while using or changing the lens.
I'll offer the same answer I just gave on a D200 question: With the lens off, look at the camera mount area. If you are looking
straight at the mount, there is a small tab sticking out at about
7oclock on the outside edge of the mount ring. The tab is spring
loaded and may be damaged. You should be able to push the tab toward
the base of the camera and it will snap back if functioning properly.
If it feels loose or doesn't spring back, then switch that ab controls
is not being activated.