Having problems with your Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens ?

Aperture priority malfunction

\015 Nikon D80 body only, with Nikkor 35-70 2.8d from my N70 film camera. Supposed to work with full support but, when Aperture Priority is selected and I move the aperture ring on the lens away from 2.8, I get an F EE message on the screen of the viewfinder and monitor\015\012Everything thing else works the way it should. No mention in book about needing special setup for Aperture pri. just turn the wheel to 'A' is all it says!\015

Answers :

\015\012You can use the film lens with the D80, but it it not react to the same settings as it did with the film body, the multiplier factor for the focal length is going to be different and it may be stopped down a bit. When you are shooting in aperture mode are you adjusting your shutter and ISO? The camera and the lens have to be communicating the same info to one another inorder for it to work. First set the camera back to auto mode the check the shot to see the settings (f-stop, shutter speed) test them with different ISO's to see what the camera thinks the settings should be, then go back to manual on the camera and lens and try the shutter priority mode with the aperture ring set at the 2.8 to see if it works then change to Aperture mode with the same settings that can take the picture. If it doesn't work keep in mind som of the older D lenses will drop some functionality (like aperture) in certain configurations. You can verfify compatibilty of your specific lens on Nikon's support site.
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