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Nikon D50. Stops shooting at about 49/50 pictures. Refuses to take more.

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  • mfp38 Jul 28, 2008

    First time it happened I had taken 69 pictures. It will show F-- and refuse to take more pictures. Yesterday I experienced the 49/50 pics problem. I had just recharged the battery. That also seems to becoming a problem does not stay charged like it had.



    I have owned this camera for about 3 years.

  • mfp38 Jul 28, 2008

    thanks...replaced the SD card but still get the blinking F - - and it won't take pics

  • mfp38 Jul 28, 2008

    I just replaced the one gig memory card with a two gig one. I assumed that was what the other comment was regarding (SD card) Whatever. There are currently no photos saved in the camera. The battery is charged it has the new two gig memory card but when I turn it on it flashes the F - - and the shutter release does not work!

  • mfp38 Jul 28, 2008

    I would hope so since I just opened it and inserted it.

  • mfp38 Jul 28, 2008

    Thanks to all who tried to help! I just asked the camera to format the new SD card. Took split second. Still got the blinking F - - for maybe 20 seconds and then when I pressed the shutter release it took a picture. Yeah!



    Now I am still hoping that I can take more than 40/60 pictures at a pop. However, when I emptied those 49 pics I took yesterday, it still refused to snap pics. Oh well, maybe the 1 gig card was tired. Who knows?

  • mfp38 Jul 28, 2008

    Had a Nikon lens, actually the one that came with the camera and it is set to all the required settings. Was using the camera in automatic mode. Just posted a comment previously that once I formatted the brand new SD card and waited about 20 secs it is now clicking. Still puzzled as to why this ever happened at all. Camera had been working just fine until this month.

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Exchange the batteries this resolved the matter.
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F-- means the CPU in your AF camera body cannot communicate with the CPU inside your lens. That means either your lens is an older manual-focus one and has no CPU or there is some electronic communication problems. If you have an AF lens on your camera and still get F--, I would first clean the electronic contacts in the lens mount area, on both the body and the lens.

have you checked if the lens has the aperture switch blocked?

reset it. If it is a G lens, clean contacs, battery contacs too, reset all, even the camera and try.

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Please update the camras firmware from www.nikon.com this firmware will help the camera recognize the new style larger capacity mem card ok good luck with it

and please dont forget to rate this solution its been happening alot in the past

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F -- means : no lens attached, or non-cpu lens attached. Solution attach cpu lens (ix nikkor ex-cluded), or rotate mode dial to M and use lens Aparture ring to set aparture.

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Try resetting the camera back to factory defaults.

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    Thomas Lim Jul 28, 2008

    Also check your resolution. You may be selecting a very high resolution sometimes the D50 does not take a set resolution even when you select the specific resolution the configuration is not saved

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Mfp38,

the new SD card you inserted, are you sure it is empty?

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    Santiago Vallejo Jul 28, 2008

    Hello mfp38,


    If the shuttler dosent work it is caused in most cases by batteries.

    Dont just take them out and then in, take a pair of new batteries and place them in.

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HI,

Your memory is full.Please upgrade to another mem. card.

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Try removing batteries for two minutes and replacing SD card.

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