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Nikon D50 Set Problem - Won't Take Pictures

Either blinks OFF in the top left end of the monitor (next to the battery symbol) or F-- in the top right. Wouldn't take picture in either condition, which seems to occur randomly (but way too often for comfort, had to get a small back up camera not to have a holiday ruined). Switching on/off, taking out and recharging the battery, resetting didn't help. Mine is not a body only, though, a set bought in 2005.

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  • Faralya Sep 13, 2008

    Apologies for being out of touch. It does seem that the lens was a problem, cleaned the contacts and reattached the lens corectly (it was slightly off max f18 aperture). Has been working since, but I haven't tested heavily yet.

    I had the camera since 2005, and the problem first appeared in 2007.

    Many thanks for your help; will let you know if the lens solution stops working, but so far, so good (fingers crossed).

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    will not fire.  error fe e

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I had this exact problem...tried everything until I came to this site.
    Worked like a charm....took lens out, cleaned off contacts carefully, reloaded works now. Thanks for a great solution.

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    Sweet! Worked perfectly, thanks a lot!

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks a lot! Worked perfectly!



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The F-- error means that the lens is not communicating or has lost communication, with the body. I would first try cleaning the contacts on the lens and body. You might also try another lens. This problem has been known to develop when using a heavier, large lens. It seems like you have had the unit for a number of years. Has this always been an issue?
Hope that helps,

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    Did you have any success with the solution I provided? Your feedback helps me help others. Thank You



I had the same problem, and the solution worked great for me. Just took off the lens and popped it back on and it started taking pictures again.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008


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