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Nikkor 80-400MM Trouble/help!  
User currently offlineFlyingColors From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 73 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

My D100 shows a displayed shooting error of "F EE". Shutter will not release.
I have confirmed the minimum aperture is set and the lens is seated to the body.
In field diagnose includes removing and replacing the: card, battery and lens. Powering off and on several times too. Swapping the card and battery with spares.

ONLY after either installing a different lens OR reinstalling the 80-400 about 25 times does the problem fix itself until whenever, at the worst time.

Have checked all pin connections in the camera and the lens. Cleaned the above mentioned contacts too. Note the mounting surface to lens has zero play/wear.

Please help!!

Moon chaser!
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User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Does that lens have an apperture ring on it? If so, make sure it is at the smallest apperture (usually marked in orange) and make sure it is locked there. If it is other than the highest apperture setting, you will get FEE.

User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

he said minimum aperture was set

try cleaning the contacts, if that doesnt help, it sounds like its time for service

what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Since the lens is a CPU type, maybe something went wrong with it?

Did you contact your Nikon dealer or service ?

How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 790 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

If you have a friend that has a Nikon body (a newer one) throw the lens on that one. All it will tell you is that it's the lens for sure before you send it out for service.

If you do have to send it out, send it to the NY service center. Include a cover letter, the warranty card, a copy of your bill and a copy of the 5yr extension certificate (if your lens came with it). They performed a miracle on my lens and didn't charge me a dime.


Nikon Inc. Photo & Digital Service
Nikon Inc. Factory Service
1300 Walt Whitman Rd.
Melville, NY 11747

User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

FC, just be sure that's Nikon's address and not Sunil's  Laugh out loud

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