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Nikon d50 lens problem

My Nikon D50 18-55mm lens (stock--came with camera body) is not responding to the camera. I get a blinking F-- symbol on the screen which shows in the manual that the lens is not attached (it clearly is). When I switch to my Quantaray 55-200mm lens, I do not have any problems. Anyone else experiencing a similar problem? Any suggestions?

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  • tanks mom Aug 21, 2007

    I have put my other lens on the camera and it works fine...are you referring to the pins on the lens or the camera?

  • tanks mom Aug 22, 2007

    I will check it out...thanks!

  • tanks mom Aug 23, 2007

    I checked the pins on the lens and do not see anything wrong...I am going to have to take it in for repair. thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    i have receive a f--- mesage on screen, my nikon d50 do not work properly.

  • ianhaziel Jan 05, 2008

    I have receive a f--- error in my camera, i had removed the lens, check the pins and re-fit the lens again, the problem continue, any suggestions?



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This suggests one the contacts on the ens is not quite doing the business obviously. Are they of the spring load pin type? work around them see if one or more is not fully 'out' or make sure the lens is fully locked home when fixed in

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2007

    where ever the pins happen to be
    I dont know the actual camera system
    but the Lens's have contact points and the Camera body has matching ones
    Pins on one pads on the other.
    I am suggesting whichever one or more pins is out of contact with its appropriate contact pad

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2007

    From waht you intimated -Original lens showing error 3rd party lens OK- The body must the OK and original lens the suspect one.



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