Help with D50. Major Problems

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  1. LMHT

    LMHT TPF Noob!

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    Hi Everybody!
    I am new to this site as well as new to photography.
    I hope somebody can help me with the problem I am having with my Nikon D50.

    Yesterday, I was playing around with the settings on my camera. Today, when I attached the lense to take some pics, the flashing F-- wont go away, the camera will not let me take any picutres (the focus box is red). When the shutter does press down, a black picture appears on my view screen.

    What is going on??? I fully charged the battery, I re-attached the lense as well as dusted the entire camera. I am stumped.
    Any thoughts??
    Thanks,
    Lisa
     
  2. TBaraki

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    What lens are you using? Is the aperture stopped down to minimum?
     
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    The lens' aperture ring needs to be locked at the smallest aperture
     
  4. ironsidephoto

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    i agree with them. sounds like the aperture ring isn't at the smallest opening. (it usually has to be like that in the auto- modes, unless you're in manual or aperture preferred mode)
     
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    FEE is the lens apature not set to minimum error. F-- is for when no lens or an improper lens is attached (or perhaps attached wrong?).
     
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    Probably is the aperture ring yes but if that is set to minimum use the reset button on the bottom of the camera. You will loose all your settings though.
     

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