Nikon D80 and AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by raja_ray, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I'm having problem to attach the 50mm f/1.8D lens to my Nikon D80 model.
    Aftre attaching F-- is being displayed.

  2. Check that it's on minimum aperture, f/22 I believe.

  3. Oh, and remember to switch off the camera while changing lenses.
  4. Thanks. Already tried that. When I set the mode to manula (M) blinking on F-- stops.
  5. D80 manual says that F-- blinks when "No Lens Attached" or Non-CPU lens attached. However, 50mm f/1.8D is a CPU lens. Solution is either attach lens or select mode "M". Is it that I can't use any mode except "M" (manual) for that lens? I'm not able to take any picture in other mode.

    I will really appreciate early reply!

  6. set the aperture to 22 or higher depending on the lense. Turn that small switch off making sure you can not move the aperture ring, put the lense on.
  7. Hi Prasant,

    I did as per you suggestion. But it didn't work. I don't know what wrong I'm doing.

  8. <Is it that I can't use any mode except 'M' (manual) for that lens?> Not true. 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 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?
  9. Thanks for your suggestion. The problem is I am attaching the lens loosely. Kind a silly -:)
  10. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    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.
  11. I had that problem, when my apperture ring on the lense was not locked. Once I make sure it's fixed and locked on 22, everything is OK

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