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D700 lens error with 50mm 1.4

Jeff Madden , Dec 12, 2010; 07:03 p.m.

I am having an issue using my 50mm 1.4 on my D700. I am getting the "ERR" message and for the life of me can't figure out what is wrong. I believe I tested this lens with the D700 when I first got it and no issues, but I can't find the images to verify. The lens has been tested on a D200 and D90 as well, works fine on both. The aperture ring is locked at f16 (where I believe it is supposed to be)...I am out of ideas as to what could be wrong...

Anyone else have any similar issues?


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Scott Ditzel , Dec 12, 2010; 07:09 p.m.

Maybe the D700's AF contacts need to be cleaned? or the lens isn't sitting correctly?

D.B. Cooper , Dec 12, 2010; 07:16 p.m.

Or the lens' AF contacts need to be cleaned? I'm guessing you checked the AF switches on the lens and body to be sure they're not thrown halfway/in between settings.

Jeff Madden , Dec 12, 2010; 07:45 p.m.

Thanks for the responses. I will clean off the AF contacts on the D700, I have used a 18-200 VR and 70-200 2.8 VRI with the D700 with no issues, would the 50 be any different??

I did check all switches, etc... as soon as I test the lens on a different body it works fine, and I test a different lens on the D700 and have no issues...

Scott Pogorelc , Dec 12, 2010; 09:23 p.m.

Didn't read you last line carefully - please ignore...

Brooks Gelfand , Dec 13, 2010; 03:02 a.m.

Which 50mm f/1.4 do you have - the 1.4D, the new 1.4G AFS, or a manual 1.4 AI?

Francisco Disilvestro , Dec 13, 2010; 10:03 a.m.

If it worked fine with D90 & D200 and has an aperture ring, I would say it is a 1.4D

Francisco Solares-Larrave , Dec 13, 2010; 11:39 a.m.

Brooks, he doesn't have the G type. He says it has an aperture ring. I have the same problem often because the lock on my lens doesn't work well all the time (but it does most of the time), so occasionally it gives me the ERR because the aperture ring has slipped a notch.

Contacts is the only thing left. And please let us know!

Gary Payne , Dec 13, 2010; 12:21 p.m.

I had the same issue and the problem was the aperture ring was not properly lock, or more correctly, had somehow slipped. I re-set the lock and all was fine. This was on the old, non G type lens.

C.P.M. van het Kaar , Dec 13, 2010; 04:51 p.m.

so occasionally it gives me the ERR because the aperture ring has slipped a notch.
Francisco, doesn't that give you an FEE error instead of ERR then ?

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