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02/20/2011 06:33:40 PM · #1
My newest D90 (3 months old) yesterday during a shoot, suddenly showed F:90 (seriously) I went HUH and tried to rotate the aperture dial and nuthin', turned it off and back on and it started showing F------ turned it off, took the battery out back on still F-----
did this 3 times and it came back to reality, however once more about 10 mins later it did the same thing.. I fixed it the same way…
It seems fine today no weird bugs crawling on the aperture settings. Everything else stayed fine, all the pictures I took were fine. Just curious if this has ever happened to anyone else, or if I should be on the phone in the morning to Nikon.
02/20/2011 06:34:36 PM · #2
Just I should say the camera was on for about 1 1/2 hours when this hit.
02/20/2011 06:38:26 PM · #3
Originally posted by littlemav:

...it started showing F------ turned it off, took the battery out back on still F-----...

I'd have been thinking "F---" ;-)

It's possible there was an intermittent problem with the communication between the camera and lens, or there's a problem with the body or lens. I think I'd have a conversation with Nikon to see what they recommend. It's also good to do just to document that you had the problem in case it eventually becomes an issue near end of warranty.
02/20/2011 06:40:30 PM · #4
Hi Katie,

That happened to me before, but it turned out to be a faulty lens, since it only happened on that lens. Can you test it with a different lens?

I discovered that it was the small metal piece inside the lens that was a bit stuck, so I carefully cleaned it (in the lens, not the camera) and it never happened again.

02/20/2011 06:48:13 PM · #5
Hey Katie

Nope, never had that problem, but I second Joao's idea. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
02/20/2011 07:14:30 PM · #6
Thanks guys... I did have a Sigma lense on but have had it on my other body many many times and no problem... My eyes are crossed from searching all over for anyone that had a problem like this but nuthin' So yeppers a call to Nikon is def in the works! And, 21.gif kirbic Ohhh I was sooo thinking F--- F--- F--- LOL

21.gif sarampoGoing to check the lense over right now! Thanks for that idea!...

Hey Susan!!!
02/20/2011 09:38:07 PM · #7
Nope. Used my D90 ad nauseum without a single glitch of any sort. But I remember 21.gif sarampo's experience and that's what it made me think of.
02/21/2011 12:01:35 PM · #8
Just wanted to let ya all know, Nikon said the f---- is a non commucation between the lense and the camera, take off the lense and reset it... soo 21.gif sarampo was dead on.. I took er off last night and blew it out but nuthin' in it.. but feel better now.
02/21/2011 12:17:04 PM · #9
Cool :)

In my case was a bit more extreme, my D90 plus my Sigma 10-20 took a plunge in salt water, and after that the salt stiffed the lens' contacts, I had to have it cleaned.

Hope it doesn't happen to you again, if it does, just take out the lens and give it a quick blow on the contacts.

02/21/2011 12:50:59 PM · #10
Does the sigma lens have an adjustment ring for the aperture? If so, it has to be set at the smallest aperture (largest f stop) for the camera to communicate with it. If the lens has this ring, there is usually a lock to keep it in place. I have this issue come up occasionally with my Tokina 100mm lens.
02/23/2011 11:51:59 AM · #11
I have this happen once in awhile when I am using one of my Tamron lenses. The quickest way I fix mine is just unseat the lens a bit then reseat it. That seems to work everytime for me.
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