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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Re: nikon d50 lens problem
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
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The lens is not making proper contact with the camera. Try removing the lens, cleaning the contacts on both the back of the lens and in the lens mount on the body, then reattaching the lens. If that doesn't do it, try jiggling the lens gently. If that doesn't do it, try attaching a different lens if you have one available, or attaching the lens to a different body if that is possible. If nothing works then it could be that the lens and/or camera needs servicing after the drop.
Hi, Sorry to hear about your lens. If you are able to autofocus and take pictures with any other lens, then it means that your problem lies with the kit lens. If you can take picture in manual mode, but not in autofocus mode, then the AF motor in the lens in not functioning. I had the same thing happen to my 50mm 1.4 lens. Depending on your location, there are Nikon repair centers in Melville, NY and Torrance, CA. Hope this helps, Andrew
"F-EE" indicates that the camera cannot take automatic control of the lens' diapraghm. To resolve this, turn the aperture ring on the lens (the one nearest the camera body) to the largest number (probably 22 or 32).
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, -WN
Make sure the lens is mounted fully (give it a little twist to see if the error clears). Also, check the gold contacts inside the body, where the body touches the gold "points" on the lens, to make sure they are clean. A pencil eraser is a good cleaning device for these contacts. I hope this solves it for you.
The error message you are getting means the aperture ring is not locked to the smallest aperture setting, and by this I don't mean set to the smallest aperture the lens must have the ability to be locked to the smallest aperture. It is unlikely that the problem is in the camera body. Some older lenses are just not fully compatible with the newer camera bodies, but if this is the case you should still be able to use the lens in manual and aperture priority mode but with limited capabilities. I hope this helps!
I have a D50 as well but never experienced this problem. One thing to check as you already mentioned are the metal connections between the lens and the camera body. Make sure they're clean and shiny. Another thing to try would be switching between AF and MF modes on the lens itself.