Having problems with your Nikon D50 Digital Camera ?

Nikon D50 Set Problem - Won't Take Pictures

\015 Either blinks OFF in the top left end of the monitor (next to the battery symbol) or F-- in the top right. Wouldn't take picture in either condition, which seems to occur randomly (but way too often for comfort, had to get a small back up camera not to have a holiday ruined). Switching on/off, taking out and recharging the battery, resetting didn't help. Mine is not a body only, though, a set bought in 2005.\015

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The F-- error means that the lens is not communicating or has lost communication, with the body. I would first try cleaning the contacts on the lens and body. You might also try another lens. This problem has been known to develop when using a heavier, large lens. It seems like you have had the unit for a number of years. Has this always been an issue?
Hope that helps,
I had the same problem, and the solution worked great for me. Just took off the lens and popped it back on and it started taking pictures again.
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