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NIKON 50mm 1.8 ---"Err" on top panel display if aperture setting is not at f1.8

Hi, I own a Nikon D80 and I just bought a NIKON 50mm1.8D lens. The aperture ring is locked at f22 as it should be for the lens to work but the problem is at whatever mode I'm shooting in (M,or A), "Err" shows up every time on the top panel display if the aperture is not set at f1.8 via the command dial and the pictures are totally blown out. Even on S mode where the camera sets the aperture according to the shutter speed you select, if the shutter speed I select requires and aperture of anything other than f1.8, the same thing happens and in all cases, I have to turn my camera off and back on to continue shooting but only at f1.8. I've never had this problem with my kit lens and I still don't (nikonDX18-135mm). With my kit lens, I could freely set all the possible aperture values for this lens and everything is fine. Do you think there is something wrong with my camera body or did I receive a defective lens?

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  • mike23nguyen Aug 16, 2008

    Here's an update on my problem: I took my gear to a professional camera shop to test my new lens on a different camera and it worked fine. We attached another brand new lens on my D80 and "Err" showed up again. Although my D80 works fine with my other lens, it seems the problem only happens with a "fixed lens". I think it's safe to say that the problem lies in the camera body. I'm going to get my camera checked out soon, so I'll keep you posted as soon as possible.

  • mchiu Aug 16, 2008

    how strange.
    my camera also works just fine with all my other lenses.
    except when i just mount the lens, it goes on like this:
    http://static.photo.net/attachments/bboa...
    i then have to hold the lens release button, and turn the lens back and forth until the aperture opens all the way. it is then that this Err problem occurs when i try to shoot at anything over f1.8.
    i guess i should go get it checked out too.

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This same thing is happening to me on my D70s.
i posted about it at photo.net and everyone is stumped.
http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00Q6eB
i already returned the lens and got a new one...
same problem. i don't know what's wrong.
does anyone here have any insight?

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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