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Old Feb-19-2011, 05:41 AM
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Huh fEE Error on nikon d7000, aperture ring is already locked
Hi All-

I am having trouble with my wife's d7000 and 50mm f/1.8 D nikon lens. Note that this combination has worked before.

The lens is set to f/22, with the aperture ring locked. When I put it on the camera the display shows 'fEE', which is supposed to be "Lens aperture ring is not set to minimum aperture" (which, it is). The DX 35 works fine.

I also have a d90 body- and the lens works fine on that, as-is. I don't have any other "D" lenses laying around.

Any other ideas?

How does this setting get communicated to the camera for a D lens? is it electronic, or mechanical? Nothing LOOKS wrong in the camera lens mount area.

Thanks,

-jamie
Old Feb-19-2011, 06:35 AM
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note- Not that I thought that it would, but updating the firmware to 1.01 didn't help
Old Feb-19-2011, 07:54 AM
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You might try "racking" the 50mm lens aperture through its range, from smallest through largest and then back to smallest aperture, and then locking the aperture. Since the lens works fine on your D90 I suspect that there is a problem with the D7000 and I suggest sending it in to Nikon service with a detailed description of the problem.
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Old Feb-19-2011, 07:57 AM
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You might try "racking" the 50mm lens aperture through its range, from smallest through largest and then back to smallest aperture, and then locking the aperture. Since the lens works fine on your D90 I suspect that there is a problem with the D7000 and I suggest sending it in to Nikon service with a detailed description of the problem.
I wil try that a few times once my wife gets back w/ the body, and will post the results.
Old Feb-19-2011, 12:11 PM
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I wil try that a few times once my wife gets back w/ the body, and will post the results.
I moved it back and forth several times, to no avail.

I am going to try to go to a store tomorrow, with the lens and body, to see which is at fault.

Thanks for the help! Will let you know what happens.
Old Feb-19-2011, 12:31 PM
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Have you tried a factory reset of the D7000? You probably already have, but if you're going to take the body in anyway, might as well try and make sure some strange setting wasn't changed.
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Old Feb-21-2011, 04:19 PM
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Factory reset didn't help either. I shipped it off to Nikon today...

Hopefully they will figure out what is wrong. I will post an update when it gets back.

They are saying 7-10 days.
Old May-30-2011, 08:57 AM
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Factory reset didn't help either. I shipped it off to Nikon today...

Hopefully they will figure out what is wrong. I will post an update when it gets back.

They are saying 7-10 days.
JRS - Any word back from Nikon as to the issue?
Old May-30-2011, 09:16 AM
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it must be set at maximum
usually the number on the lens is colored
Old May-30-2011, 10:12 AM
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I had the same error with that lens and the D7000. Setting it on the colored aperture before locking was the key. I don't have it in front of me, but I don't think it was f/22.
Old May-30-2011, 11:33 AM
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I had the same error with that lens and the D7000. Setting it on the colored aperture before locking was the key. I don't have it in front of me, but I don't think it was f/22.
On a 50mm f/1.4 the smallest aperture is f/16, but on the f/1.8 it is indeed f/22.

The OP has already understood that the aperture should be locked at the "colored" setting, and this didn't fix the problem. It is probably a communication error between the lens and the camera...

It could have been that the contacts of the lens / body needed cleaning, but now that it has been a few months hopefully we'll know the truth soon. :-)

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Old May-30-2011, 12:13 PM
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Just busted out my nifty 50 for fun on the D7k and lo' and behold it acts just like my old D90. It does "fee" when the aperture isn't locked to f/22 but it's otherwise good.

On a sidenote, having a 24-70 and 70-200 reminded me how freakin' loud the 50mm is when it focuses. Good lord it's loud!
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Old May-30-2011, 04:56 PM
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Doh. That's what I get for not looking at the date!

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On a 50mm f/1.4 the smallest aperture is f/16, but on the f/1.8 it is indeed f/22.

The OP has already understood that the aperture should be locked at the "colored" setting, and this didn't fix the problem. It is probably a communication error between the lens and the camera...

It could have been that the contacts of the lens / body needed cleaning, but now that it has been a few months hopefully we'll know the truth soon. :-)

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Old May-31-2011, 11:57 AM
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Setting it on the colored aperture before locking was the key.
Good one
Old Jun-08-2011, 11:41 AM
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I too have this exact issue, mine works with old AI lenses fine and G lenses. My 50mm 1.8 (with it lock at f/22) does the same. Hoping to find a solution besides sending my body in for repair.
Old Jul-01-2011, 05:44 AM
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fEE error with 50mm lens
Hi All-

I had the exact same problem. Though my D7000 and 50mm Nikon lens had worked before, they stopped working together. When I mounted the 50mm lens I got the fEE error. My lens worked on other cameras and my camera worked with other lenses.

I took the camera in for repair. Turns out there was a broken part in the camera lens mount area. The part number is 1H998-164. It is a small plastic part that is about half a centimeter wide at its narrowest point. Shows you how delicate these cameras are.
PhotoTech at 97 Nassau Street in New York replaced the part. The tech there, JC, saved me from having to ship the camera to Nikon.
Old Jul-01-2011, 06:01 AM
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Here is the broken part
Here is a picture of the broken part. I am a bit disappointed that my new (less than six weeks old) DSLR is so delicate. This part is 1-1/2" long and very thin. It breaks easily. Handle these Nikons with care.
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Old Jul-01-2011, 11:02 AM
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Thanks "NYC amateur" for the information and thanks for the part number. Hopefully this will help others.
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Old Jul-01-2011, 04:15 PM
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Thanks Ziggy53! I hope it will help others. One thing: I took the picture with my new Nikkor micro 105mm lens. In the photo I think the part looks bigger than it actually is! It's only about 1-1/2 inches long and really thin in the center where it broke.
Old Apr-13-2012, 02:38 AM
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i had the same
i had the same error

i swich the button off the lock and the error was gone

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