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

Whenever I go to use the camera, in all settings, the f stop just flashes and the camera refuses to take the shot. is there a simple solution or do i need to go to specialist repairers? this happens with a variety of lenses too.


Answers :

This usually means your camera is not communicating with the lens properly. Inside the body of the camera - directly above the opening for the lens mount - are 7 square / rectangular pads. These pads are the electrical contact points, that when mated to the corresponding pins of an automatic Nikon (or compatible) lens, provides the signals to set / confirm f-stop, focus, etc.

Since this is occurring on several lenses, unless you're failing to \012install the lenses fully into the body, the issue probably lies with the\012 camera body itself. There may be an issue with dust, dirt or oxidation on these contacts - or a problem inside the camera - that is interfering with the those signals. You can wipe these contacts with an alcohol prep pad in an attempt to dislodge any dust and dirt. Clean any lenses used on the camera as well - as dust and dirt on the camera contacts means it's probably been transferred to the lenses, too. Oxidation is a bit trickier to tackle - because the camera is wide open to collecting anything that drops into it. If cleaning with an alcohol prep doesn't solve the problem, I'd contact Nikon support for their suggestions or to arrange for repair.

Good luck!


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