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  1. fabs

    fabs They see me walkin', they hatin' Staff Member

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    A friend has just texted me to say that her D80 isn't working. It shows "F---" in top right of screen and "r06" in bottom right. Any Nikonites here have any ideas?

    Cheers
     
  2. Flash In The Pan

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    lens error. What lens is on the camera?
     
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    Possibly the lens isn't on right, or its a very old lens.. Try setting the camera to Manual mode and see if it takes then ?

    Paul
     
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    I'm putting my money on it being a 50mm f/1.8......
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies. The lens is a Nikon 70-300 VR purchased new this year. The lens seems to be permanently on the camera, but I'll get her to check it anyway.
     
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    fabs They see me walkin', they hatin' Staff Member

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    That's ok, I take cheques! :D
     
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    The "F--" means that the camera can't set the aperture on the lens. May be a problem with the lens.

    The "r06" isn't an error code, it's just telling you that the camera is in Raw shooting mode and in that mode you can shoot 6 shots one after the other (with continuous shooting mode on) before the buffer gets full.
     
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    Ahh...different fault then...

    with the 50mm it's usually because the lens isn't locked on it's smallest aperture, with the 70-300 VR it is caused by a poor connection between the lens mount and the camera body.

    Tell her to take the lens off, clean the mounts and refit it. That should cure it. Unfortunately it's a common problem with that combo and will probably reoccur.
     
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    Thanks Mark. Think our posts crossed, it's a 70-300VR, newly bought this year and has been used ever since.
     
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    The cheque's in the post (one of the three most commonly told lies ;))
     
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    Cheers. Yes, she's just texted me again to say that she's had the problem before but cured it by switching the camera off and on again. I've told her to remove the lens.
     
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    UPDATE

    She has just texted me back. She removed and refitted the lens and the problem has gone away! :woot: I have told her to clean the contacts as well so hopefully it doesn't happen too often.

    Thanks everyone. TPers strike again.(y) Maybe I should persuade her to join!
     
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    :bat::LOL:
     
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    Shame we can't mention the other 2 in this nice world we all have to live in.;)
     
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    i had that once on My 40x

    i simply took lens off, and put back on, cleaned the contacts to and it was fine
     
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    I'll keep that in mind for my D80, if it happens. Cheers guys(y)
     
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    Lol. I remember the first time I got this error. Was with my 28mm 2.8 (didn't have the aperture locked). Took me FOREVER to figure it out. I was new to the DSLR game and just knew I had either gotten a bad seed camera body, or my lens was broke. Good times, good times. :D
     
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    Last time I got the F--- error message, I thought my Nikon was being censored! ;)

    Turned out that, if I slightly rotated the lens within some slack, perhaps not supposed to be there, while still mounted, (AF-S Nikkor 18-135mm), the problem quickly disappeared.

    I wish that were so with my new error message which won't go away. It simply displays a blinking "Err" message and won't record or display a recorded photo although it "sounds like" it's taking pictures, all in one speed, etc.

    Cannot seem to clear it. I fear I might have swerved the camera into the sun. That is the only thing I can conceive could have triggered this! :(
     
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    Hmmm...... and the manual is distinctly unhelpful when the error message displayed is simply a flashing 'Err'. I doubt just 'swerving' the camera into the sun has caused the problem though. I know with Canon cameras it's generally recommended to remove the batteries for a short period in order to reset any possible hiccups in the electrickery, so presumably the same goes for a Nikon. Failing that, it's probably worth contacting Nikon as the manual suggests, although I reckon they'll insist it's sent in for examination.
     
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    Common problem when the same lens is left mounted on the camera for long periods, simply removing and refitting the lens solves the issue.

    I suspect that the contacts need a bit of exercise.
     
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    or maybe to go on the


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    :coat: :LOL:
     
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    My 200-400 could do with shedding a few pounds :D
     
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    this has happened quite a few times with my D80, just press the lens release button, turn the lens a bit, turn it back to click and it's fine, dont even have to separate them.
     

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