D50 BODY POSSIBLY PLAYING UP?
I am experiencing a problem whereby in auto focus, suddenly the F stop reading will not happen......
If I move the lens body then it seems to make contact again, but am having to do that more and more....... does it mean the lens could be losing its lock or the body losing its connection?
wife says I can upgrade but if this is simple then other things need to happen first!
many thanks and best wishes
#1. "RE: D50 BODY POSSIBLY PLAYING UP?" | In response to Reply # 0
MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 10-Mar-13 02:46 PM
Is the lens fully seated and locked in the mount?
Is there excessive movement between the lens and the camera body or in the lens barrel itself?
Inspect the electrical contacts on the lens and make sure they all project out the same distance. They are spring loaded and can get jammed in.
Have you tried cleaning the electrical contacts on both the lens and camera body?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: D50 BODY POSSIBLY PLAYING UP?" | In response to Reply # 1
guitarbts Nikonian since 24th Jan 2013Mon 25-Mar-13 10:48 PM
I also have had the same problem. All of the sudden the shutter won't release and you look and it reads F---
Am I correct?
I have found on my D50 , the seat from the lens to the body is not tight. My D7000 works perfectly. Not sure but could be a design defect. I have often wondered if anyone else had this similar problem. I am interested in any and all thoughts on this.
#3. "RE: D50 BODY POSSIBLY PLAYING UP?" | In response to Reply # 2
MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 26-Mar-13 01:16 AM
F-- indicates that there is no lens attached to the camera.
The usual cause are the lens is not fully seated in the mount or oxidized electrical contacts on the body, lens, or both.