Question about Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

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Nikon D80 display panel F--

Randomly my camera will not let me take a picture and in the display window flashes F--

It is really becoming a problem and I am quickly learning to hate my camera.

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  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    Nikon D80 display panel F-- problem

  • riken maharjan Aug 18, 2008

    Nikon D80 display panel F-- problem

  • riken maharjan Aug 18, 2008

    Nikon D80 display panel F-- problem

  • ghanizaman Aug 20, 2008

    The camera shoots well and suddenly it flashes F----

  • emma_benany Sep 16, 2008

    it functions quite well but all of a sudden it just stops, maybe for some minutes and then it works again...but it's quite disappointing.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have same problem. Cant figure it out.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    same problem here. i can do virtually everything else with the camera but not take picts.

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The lens ought to be fully functional in every mode. But if you are in a pinch then Manual it is 'til you can get it sorted or serviced if need be...in which case you'll need to swithch the AF Mode lever (under lens release button )from 'AF' to 'M'. Have you cleaned the lens' electrical contacts? Examine but probably little need to clean the camera's electric contacts considering its' young age. Do you have access to another AF body on which you can test the lens and another AF lens to test the D80?
Please keep in mind that if the aperture is not set (locked) at its minimum, the error is a flashing fEE. When the body cannot communicate with the CPU in the lens, the error is F--, which means either the lens has no CPU or a bad electronic contact.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Rotate the lens slightly in the camera, and it should solve itself.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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I have the same problem and realized if i turn my lense either way (it is pretty much locked but there seems to be a little giggle room) the f goes away

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