Having problems with your Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens ?

Just got a 500mm f8.0 Telephoto Lens for my Nikon D90. When I connect it according to the instructions I am certain I have mounted the lens properly to my camera, I have a universal T mount to connect to my Nikon. When I turn on the camera, It flashes in the top info LCD F- -, My thought is that this is the F-Stop or the Focal length which I will need to select on the lens and input on the camera somehow, am I on the right track since I am a novice. It will not take a picture through this len


Answers :

The lens lacks the electronics to communicate with the camera. You must switch the camera to Manual exposure mode by turning the mode dial to M. The lens has only aperture, f/8, and so you have to control the exposure by changing the shutter speed and/or ISO. Unfortunately, the D90's light meter will not give you any help here.\012\012\012

You can get a general idea of the exposure by using another lens before mounting the 500mm. From there you can fine-tune the exposure by using the histogram display on the LCD monitor. This is how I do it with my D90 and 500mm lens.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Just got a 500mm f8.0 Telephoto Lens for my Nikon D90. When I connect it according to the instructions I am certain I have mounted the lens properly to my camera, I have a universal T mount to connect to my Nikon. When I turn on the camera, It flashes in the top info LCD F- -, My thought is that this is the F-Stop or the Focal length which I will need to select on the lens and input on the camera somehow, am I on the right track since I am a novice. It will not take a picture through this len


The lens lacks the electronics to communicate with the camera. You must switch the camera to Manual exposure mode by turning the mode dial to M. The lens has only aperture, f/8, and so you have to control the exposure by changing the shutter speed an ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

Olympus FE-320 Digital Camera will not transfer photos to Computer via USB port hook up. When connected and PC or Transfer selected, screen message on camera says "Wait" and never connects. When Olympus Master 2 program opens on computer it does not recognize Camera Connection and continues to search for Camera so no images can be transferred. This combination did work in the past but has stopped. All updates have been applied. Need help.


I'm sorry that the Camera is not recognized by the Computer. Unfortunately, knowing the Operating System is the key element in providing troubleshooting the PC connection. However, I will give you the troubleshooting steps which is general for ... Olympus FE-320 Digital Camera

Nikon Coolpix S10 Problem: Lens Error The camera is less than a year old and "Lens Error" has suddenly appeared on the LCD screen. The camera makes a vibrating noise when it turns on then stops. I can do nothing with the camera including shutting it off. I need to take out the battery to shut it off. Help!!!


You can take pictures ( without VR function ) by starting your camera from play button then switch to photo !Lens error appear after a shock . VR mechanism have piezo actuators glued with epoxy resin together with an c ... Digital Cameras

When I open the lens door the lens doesn't come out. So the camera is not activated. The battery is fine and I can still connect the camera to my laptop. Somewhere I read that there is a little battery inside the camera that maybe needs to be replaced. Is that correct and how can I do this?


No there is no such little battery in the camera.there is one battery in the back of camera from which the battery gets power.if the charge in that battery is less or that battery is weak or faulty then this same problem of lens not coming will occu ... Canon PowerShot S50 Digital Camera

Relatively new canon eos 60d. Was taking multiple pictures in a group setting. Received an error that the lens and the camera were not connected well (I receive this from time to time, need to buy a newer lens). Usually, I just turn the camera off and then back on and it works fine. This time, the view through the viewfinder is very dark and it will take no pictures of any kind. Tried everything I know- no luck.


Hi,\015\012What lens exactly are you currently using? Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the lens as well as resetting the camera? ... Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera

I've bought a new 400mm lens for my Nikon D300. Where the F stops are displayed in the window at the top of the camera, i have "F E E" displayed and cannot take any pictures. The camera was working fine with the lens previously. I need to fix it before I go to Kenya on saturday.


Its the aperture, the ring must be LOCKED. sometimes it may be dirt, so clean contacts and turn the ring to f22 and lock. ... Digital Cameras

Nikon Digital camera Picture Project software. I want to burn pics to a dvd---when I select pics the first screen on picture project says "You have selected 78 pics, you wiill need 1.2 gigs to copy" When I push the button to burn it switches to "Not enough disc space, you need a 14.4 gig dvd to copy these pics" what is making it change to this--how do I get it to burn and get past the "stop" screen?


... Nikon Digital Cameras

I have a Nikon D70 (with a 18-55mm lens) and have always used it in Auto mode. It suddenly stopped working in auto mode...won't take the picture at all. Did I break the lens??? If I tip the camera back and forth the lens will move (zoom in and out) by itself...don't remember it doing that before??? Fixable or do I need a new lens?


Hi tina549, do any of your other lens auto focus? If so then it may be this lens. If they do not then look on the right side of the lens mount (with camera facing you) there is the AF and M switch. Something to try is clean the electrical contacts on ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Camera malfunction Hi, bought myself a FE 330 Olympus Camera last summer. Now when I press the power button, the lens protract and retract thrice then the camera beeps thrice. The screen remains blank during this process. Thought it was the battery and recharged it. No luck. HELP!!!! P.S. - Cant seem to find my brand in the selection below so I just chose 230. But my camera is the FE 330 product


I had a Nikon Coolpix L1 with a very similar fault- the lens would whirr in and out as if seeking then lock either in or out with a 'lens error' message.\015\012Not sure you're going to like the solution: place a paperback book on a strong tabl ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

I have a canon rebel xti with an 18 to 55 lens .. I recently bought an external flash to sit in the hot shoe .. now when I removed the flash from the hot shoe .. the cameras own flash will not pop up and work... I can manually pop the flash but it still will not work..  I thought that when I bought the flash at the camera store the sales person turned off something on the camera for the new flash to work.. is there something I need to change in the menus to get the cameras own flash to work.....


I had the same problem. \015\012Look closely at the hotshoe. Inside it, way over to the side, under one of the tabs on the side, is a tiny metal strip. When you attach an external flash, the strip is pushed down and holds down a tiny button ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

My camera needs formatting every few days. At first i thought that the XD card is broken, bought a new one, but the same problem appeared. I can take pictures, but when i connect the camera with the computer, the pictures are gone, and they are also not visible on the camera display. after formatting, it works maximum 1 day. Please help me. Thanx


Heloo There#1Insert your ( memory card , flash disk , cellphone , .... ) into your computer.#2Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.#3Check its contents first to make sur ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

The lcd screen on my camera cracked, and it had a dark spot on it. I bought a new screen to replace it. I replaced it, but the only thing that happens its the the camera lens opens and everything stops. The lcd screen doesn't come on, and the camera wont power off. is there something that i am doing wrong, or that I need to do to get this to work? thanks, Lavoia


Maybe you installed the LCD screen wrongly and it doesn't respond if not properly installed. ... Digital Cameras

Lens error Hello. I've had my camera since October now, and of course it's fallen a couple times or been bumped into things, but it's always worked fine afterwards. But tonight, I had it on my tripod, which apparently isn't as sturdy as I thought it was, because it fell straight forward. My lens fell right on the concrete. It is like, visibly crooked now, not much but you can tell, and every time I try to turn it on the lens tries to extend but then it just stops, the screen goes black for a sec


You will most likely need to send the camera in for service. There really is no way to repair this problem on your own.Since you are not out of your 1 year manufacturer's warranty, you will not yet qualify for the upgrade program, however Canon ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Optio 555 I have Pentax Optio 555 that stopped working when the lens became stuck in the extended position. I turned it on, the lens extended-out, and suddenly the camera was inoperative. Connected to USB to see if PC could override the lack of function but nothing. Can someone provide guidance before I have to break it apart to do internal diagnostics?


According to Pentax, storing the camera lens-down in a warm area for an extended period (a week) can help re-lubricate the retractor drive in cases like this.This camera seems to have a predisposition to lens retraction problems. Try som ... Pentax Optio 555 Digital Camera

Dropped Camera. Basically, the thing stopped working. DMC-FZ1 It was dropped from a tripod it landed Lens DOWN. So it kind of smashed into it maybe? But nothing on the outside seems to be actually broken. The lens is crooked, but thats all that seems to be wrong. Yet it won't turn on at all. Maybe if someone could suggest something? Perhaps maybe something needs to be fidgeted around inside? Or is it a better idea if I pay a professional? But whatever the case. Anyone who has any suggestions it


The lens motor mechanism is very fragile and will stoppworkin even if you look at it too hard let alone drop it.The cost of repair will be high - best bet is to write it off[are you insured against acciden ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 Digital Camera

I have a Kodak EasyShare CD83. The problem I am having is as soon as I turn it on, it shuts off immediately. The lens does extend itself. Also, in the bottom right hand corner of the camera is what looks like a camera icon that is flashing. I thought the battery needed recharging, so I did that, but the problem still exits. Please help and thank you.


... Kodak EasyShare One Digital Camera

My camera doesn't turn on at all. I took it out of its cover today and I first thought it was a battery problem so I recharge my battery but it still doesn't turn on at all. I tried to connect it to my computer, hoping that it will do something but still nothing. Strangely enough, the lens is on and I don't want to use force to put it back inside, afraid that it might damage the camera even more.Should I send it for repair? and if yes, where is the best place to do it? thanks in advance


Sounds like the infamous canon loose screw. a screw becomes loose and rattles around untill it shorts out a circut board usually the dc board prob. cost you between 100 and 150 dollers most camera repair shops should be able to repair it. ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Photos can't be downloaded to iphoto as per usual. Instead only print option is offered on the camera screen. Can't get it to offer any other option. Once, iphoto used to open automatically once you connected the usb cable between camera and laptop. That stopped happening some time ago but pix could still be transferred by selecting iphoto manually.


Download the pics to a folder you create on your desktop and then import them to iPhoto from there. ... Pentax Optio 60 Digital Camera

My computer used to automatically detect my camera and upload the pictures when I connected it, but now, nothing happens. Is there something I need to select on my camera to tell it to send the pictures to the computer?


Try using a card reader instead of your camera...works every time. ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Ive had my camera for almost 7 months now and just recently it stopped working it wont turn on. i thought maybe it was the battery so i bought a new one and a new charger but still doesnt turn on. if i have my camera connected to the wall charger it turns on but when i dosconnect it it powers off and doesnt turn on at all.. i dont know how to fix it.


Dear put your camera and bettery open in Sun light for some time and then charge it.ok,and also reply me. ... Kodak EasyShare M530 Digital Camera

Power problem I was charging camera using 4.5 DC volt socket on Camera, next I switch on camera so Lens head came out, accidentally power pin came off from camera and lens will not go back. Now nothing happening to camera when power cord connected or with battery, camera will not switch on at all including power lite does not come on with power cord connected. Look like it may have blown fuse in camera or something else serious. Any solution which I can try? I'm a very handy man with good too


I sounds like coincidently something in the camera failed. I doubt very much that simply pulling the power from the camera would cause damage. \015\012\015\012In anycase, if you were to open the camera, you would see that all the circuit ... Olympus FE-220 Digital Camera

When I try to view my pictures on the LCD screen, the white area of the picture flashes. Last week on vacation, it would intermitenly stop taking pictures. I would have to set the lens and camera to manual to get the shot. I recently bought a 2X converter and thought this might be the problem. Removing the converter did not fix this.


Hello,If this is the same as my Nikon this is the overexposed highlight display option.This shows areas of the photograph that are overexposed slightly.On my Nikon I use the up and down arrows on the back to cycle the LC ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Hello I am in Hawaii vacationinig and my Rebel XS camera stopped working. I cannot click pictures, the screen does not work and I get a busy message (through the lens). I called technical support and they said that I need to send this piece in to VA. Can someone please help and save my vacation (apart from shelling out XX $$ to buy a Nikon) Thanks Sam


Dear Todispose,\015\012\015\012Normally this type of error is of software in nature. Therefore remove battery & memory card at least for 15 minutes. and if possible format your memory card and insert again..... (you can take back up of you ... Digital Cameras

I borrowed my moms camera and i dont know what happened but now the lens wont come out. i thought the battery just needed to be charged but it made a weird noise like it was stuck!! if anyone can help i would appreciate it!! i cant afford to buy her a new one..


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Olympus FE-230 Digital Camera

Hi. Last 2 weeks when i was trying to zoom to take a picture suddenly the lens stuck and my camera automatically turn off without a warning. My cam still got 1 bar battery but failed to turn on. So i thought maybe the battery need to be recharge however after recharging it my cam still cannot be turn on. Plzz help me.. Do anyone here face the same or similar problem like me? how to solve it?.. Nurnaz.


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5905 seconds