I just got my D600 w/the 24-85 lens yesterday. I've been setting up configuration and practicing shooting tonight. A little while ago, I turned the camera on after it had timed out for a few minutes. I found that the kit lens was indicated as a non-CPU lens (F-- blinking in upper left of LCD panel). I tried another CPU lens, and the D600 recognized it. I tried the lens on my D700, and it also indicates it's a non-CPU lens. The lens hadn't been mounted or removed since I got the camera yesterday.
I assume that I'm going to need to ship it to Nikon for repair, but I thought I would ask for suggestions here first. Thanks for any thoughts. -BRK
i have th same camera and lens and am new to the thousands of functions that camera now provide.
i have spent the last day or so setting up the camera as per the 300 page booklet and also using the digitutor which seems a little more user friendly
i seem to have a problem with brightness when looking through the view finder or live view. in a well lit room both are very dark. Although the pictures are coming out clearly i can barely see what im taking pictures of.
Im reasonably confident its something im doing wrong but cannot for the life of me work out what ?
I think your question probably belongs on the D600 Forum. I don't think you're describing a lens issue. The only ways that I can think of to cause both the viewfinder and live view to appear dim are to either activate dof (depth of field) preview or attach a filter that would cut a lot of light (e.g., a neutral density filter or maybe a polarizer).
I think the folks on that forum might have some better thoughts. Good luck.
If everything looks fine through the lens, then the problem is probably your rear LCD brightness setting. If dim through the lens, perhaps a lens issue, (stuck aperture). Try another FX lens, in that case.
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