I shoot all my jewelry on automatic and autofocus settings. Lately, however, my Nikon D50 just locks up; when I press the shutter release, nothing happens ( not even focusing!). When this occurs, I notice that there is a flashing "OFF" showing on the lower left corner. My manual does not mentions anything about this problem.
This problem comes and goes. I wonder if this could be simply the battery reaching the end of its life? What do you think????
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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
The "err" is generally when you have the aperture set to something other than "F22" with the aperture lock on. As far as the lens, you should take a pencil and use the eraser end on the electrical contacts both on the lens and camera and ensure that they are clean. Often times, cameras will respond, but not fully, if some of the contacts have build-up on them. If this still doesn't work, take the lens to a camera shop or ask a friend to borrow their nikon and try using the lens on a different camera to see if it is indeed the lens or the camera. Doing this will help you determine which needs to go to the repair shop.
When you get a flashing EE, it means there is an Eror somewhere.
Most cameras have a botton you press to reset it. Usually it is the battery check button.
Also try taking the lens off the camera, unlocking the aperture ring, remount the lens and then lock the aprture ring to the minimum F stop.
I think this should solve the problem.
Same happened to mine ,Its almost as though the motor has dis-engaged.I SOLVED MINE BY FORCING THE FOCUS RING WITH AUTOFOCUS ENGAGED THIS SEEMS TO HAVE RE ENGAGED THE MOTOR .HOWEVER BE CAREFUL I HAD LITTLE TO LOSE MINE WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY WHEN I DID THIS.Its perfect since.
I haven't heard of any firmware to fix this but you're not alone. A number of people suffer the problem.
Rather than me just copying and pasting try googling "Nikon D50 mirror Lockup problem. There's plenty to read up on. You should find a solution, good luck.