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  1. #1
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    Lens aperture ring/camera body issue*Update*

    I took delivery of a brand new D200 body from BestBuy yesterday. I sold my D80 combo a week ago and haven't used my lens since.

    When I attach my 28-70mm lens, I get a flickering fEE message on the top display and in the viewfinder. I have the aperture locked at f22 as it should be on the lens. The message flickers several hundred times a minute, it's not simply flashing. The camera will meter and will take photos.

    I'm finding that if I unlock the aperture and move it just a few thousands of an inch, the problem will go away. Almost as if the lens lever is not moving the camera body lever far enough over to convince it that it's locked at f22.

    I never had a single problem with the D80, but I'm not thinking the problem is with the D200. Maybe the D80 is made differently, just enough to not have this same concern. I don't have any other lenses to test this with, so I'm at a bit of a loss right now.

    Any ideas from the Gurus?
    Last edited by Classic96; 03-10-2009 at 07:15 PM.
    Nikon D200 w/Nikon MB-D200 | Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 | 2 SB-800's & 2 SB-600's
    http://www.stillframesbynick.com/

  2. #2
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    33 views and no one has a single clue?

    A small update. I'm finding that if I rotate the lens back counter clockwise (same direction as taking the lens off) the problem goes away. Almost as if the lens is being installed too far clockwise.
    Nikon D200 w/Nikon MB-D200 | Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 | 2 SB-800's & 2 SB-600's
    http://www.stillframesbynick.com/

  3. #3
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    I thought that you had identified the problem in para 3 of your first post. Your second post confirms it.

    There is an issue with the contacts between the lens and the body. Try to clean the contacts first and if that doesn't work take the camera / lens to Nikon for service.

  4. #4
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    yeah, sorry mate. i cant help either. your own explanation seems to be the most logical.
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  5. #5
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    I tried 3 other lenses on my d200 today and none of them had errors. It would seem as though the problem is isolated to my glass. Bummer dood.
    Nikon D200 w/Nikon MB-D200 | Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 | 2 SB-800's & 2 SB-600's
    http://www.stillframesbynick.com/

  6. #6
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    Seems like I have figured out a solution.

    I added a small .100" shim to the aperture ring boss on the lens. This pushes the rotating ring on the camera body over that much further convincing it that the lens is installed properly. I'm still not sure why I'm having to do this, but at least the setup is usable now.

    Sorry for the crappy iPhone photos. I highlighted the piece I added in red.



    Last edited by Classic96; 03-10-2009 at 07:21 PM.
    Nikon D200 w/Nikon MB-D200 | Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 | Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 | 2 SB-800's & 2 SB-600's
    http://www.stillframesbynick.com/

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