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    Unhappy why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    i recently tried to fix a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D to my d50 but it cant seem to fire up. it shows a FEE ? and it 's happening to this other af lens as well.i just bought my nikon d50 just one month ago?

    can anyone tell me what's wrong?

    i sent both the lens and the body to nikon centre at fuji xerox? and they aint sure what's wrong too. they want to charge me $120 for both lens and body to work? should i even pay since my camera is under warranty?

    This $120 does include the upkeeping and cleaning of the lens as well. But i am quite skeptical about it because i dont see why i should pay for them for a diagnose that they aint even sure of, and to dabble with both the body and camera to find out what's the real cause.

    How if the camera 's originally alright, and it's after all that tampling, that it screws up and hence in future i may not be able to use other lens?

    i am so disappointed with the services of nikon center.

    please advise me what to do, my good people of clubsnap.

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Check your lenses first.

    Are they set to the minimum aperture?? i.e. f22

    Read this and see if your problem is similar...



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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    I know I can always rely on Zac08 to reply these tough questions

    He's no doubt the Nikon Guru

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    I know I can always rely on Zac08 to reply these tough questions

    He's no doubt the Nikon Guru
    Boss, you then guru.... so guru until you learn all there is to learn about it and you're now learning a new system....

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Check your lenses first.

    Are they set to the minimum aperture?? i.e. f22

    Read this and see if your problem is similar...



    i have set it to the minimum aperture and even locked it too!

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Boss, you then guru.... so guru until you learn all there is to learn about it and you're now learning a new system....
    Nikon GURU suan me



    Quote Originally Posted by eloera View Post
    i have set it to the minimum aperture and even locked it too!
    Then maybe the AF cpu on the 70-210 maybe fly to heaven liao.

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by eloera View Post
    i have set it to the minimum aperture and even locked it too!
    You mention it's the same with other lenses? How about your G lens? The 18-55? Same problem?? If so, then I guess it's the camera's fault.

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    You mention it's the same with other lenses? How about your G lens? The 18-55? Same problem?? If so, then I guess it's the camera's fault.
    No leh.. TS never say he/she use other lenses and get F-- or FEE on the body

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    Nikon GURU suan me



    Then maybe the AF cpu on the 70-210 maybe fly to heaven liao.

    but the lens can work on other bodies!

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by eloera View Post
    but the lens can work on other bodies!
    Then your body fly liao lor, try another G-string glass on the body and see.

    The 70-210 after all IS a pretty old glass, maybe the AF cpu is not compatible with the D50. You better let the NSC check, ask zac08 for help if you still unsure.

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by eloera View Post
    i recently tried to fix a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D to my d50 but it cant seem to fire up. it shows a FEE ? and it 's happening to this other af lens as well.i just bought my nikon d50 just one month ago?
    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    No leh.. TS never say he/she use other lenses and get F-- or FEE on the body
    First para.. it 's happening to this other af lens as well.

    Wonders....

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    First para.. it 's happening to this other af lens as well.

    Wonders....
    Must have missed that... like that confirm the D50 ^fly to heaven^ liao.

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    CHOY!


    the nikon centre called back today and said it's the prob with the lens and now my d50 can s fire up with that other lens that i mentioned earlier on.

    just for curiousity sake, can i use a vivitar 105mm macro lens with my nikon d50? i read online that it can mount on a film camera. i suppose it isnt compatible with my d50 right?

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Is that a F-Mount?
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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Is that a F-Mount?
    i am sorry but what's a f mount?

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    Default Re: why cant my d50 fire up with a Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6D?

    Quote Originally Posted by eloera View Post
    i am sorry but what's a f mount?

    "F mount" is the name of Nikon's lens mount.

    Not all lenses are interchangeable or compatible with all brands of cameras.

    Only nikon lenses or third-party brand lenses that are made for Nikon F-mount cameras can be used.

    Maybe you should spend some time reading your camera's manual again.
    A good place to start is here too: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d50/d50-settings.htm
    Happy reading!
    Last edited by Hobbesyeo; 9th February 2007 at 12:30 AM.

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