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AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" message

redwriter99

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redwriter99 Registered since 15th Oct 2012
Mon 15-Oct-12 10:19 PM | edited Mon 15-Oct-12 10:20 PM by redwriter99

I originally posted this in the compatibility listing, but I think maybe I shouldn't have done that. It might be better as it's on subject, I don't want to clutter that list with questions. sorry.

I see the AF-S 55-300 mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR is on the compatible list for the D3100. However when I put the lens on my camera I received a "lens not attached" message. Looking closer the 55-300 does not have the small target ball on the periphery of the mount face (which I presume the camera body using to idenitfy that a lens is in place).

Based on the compatibility charts (from Nikon too) I assumed this lens would work on my D3100 with AF. Any help? Am I doing something wrong or do I have an old lens or something?

And yes, I am an amateur.
thanks in advance.

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Reply message RE: AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" messa... MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
16th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" messa... Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot
16th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" messa... redwriter99
16th Oct 2012
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     Reply message RE: AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" messa... briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
16th Oct 2012
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     Reply message RE: AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" messa... MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
16th Oct 2012
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Reply message RE: AF-S 55-300 lens on D3100 "lens not attached" messa... Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine
17th Oct 2012
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