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07-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Flashing F------

No, not vulgar, primitive documentation says it means "Aperture" (I guess issues of some kind.

Flashes at all modes, camera in a frozen state.....

Help, please.


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07-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Are you using a lens with aperture ring? If yes, set camera to "allow use of lenses with aperture ring" and set the Lens to A position.

Hopefully that helps
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Or if you are using a manual lens without an "A" on the ring then all you need to do is set your camera to allow "Using Apature Ring" then you would have to set the apature on the lens itself.
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Read the top thread for full details.

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Another cause of F-- is: your lens isn't mounted tightly.

So I'm shooting events in in the Plaza in Santa Fe, and this gal comes up and says, "Oh, you've got a REAL camera! Can you fix this?" and she hands me her Nikon D-whatever, and the old F-- is showing. I tightened the lens, and all was well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
Are you using a lens with aperture ring? If yes, set camera to "allow use of lenses with aperture ring" and set the Lens to A position.

Hopefully that helps
Thanks! Fixed.
07-28-2010, 10:54 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Another cause of F-- is: your lens isn't mounted tightly.

So I'm shooting events in in the Plaza in Santa Fe, and this gal comes up and says, "Oh, you've got a REAL camera! Can you fix this?" and she hands me her Nikon D-whatever, and the old F-- is showing. I tightened the lens, and all was well.
On Nikon bodies it may be a different case altogether though They have a common error with f-- that needs to go into service. IIRC happens most often with the D80 - 18-135 combination because of the weak lens mount (plastic). Good for her that it's just a loose mount

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Thanks! Fixed.
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I helped an in-law with a Nikon once who had the same F--, and I think it was also a matter of having tried using the aperture ring.

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Just read this: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/59272-shooting-...x-dslrs-f.html
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