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Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Dec 22, 2014


The lens you are using has the aperture ring set to something the camera cannot use. Simply turn the aperture ring to the largest number, usually a 22 or 32. Lock that ring if there is a lock and the fee should be gone.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013


Dead circuit - return to seller and get refund

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Jan 12, 2013


Sigma makes lenses with a variety of mounts to fit a variety of cameras. A lens with a Canon mount won't fit onto a Nikon camera, for example. Assuming the lens has the proper mount for your camera, it should fit fine.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011


If you are referencing the added grip, MB-16, you may use rechargeable AA batteries, or other regular AA batteries. My preference is rechargeable.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010


This is found in the F80 manual page 99. it means the CPU Nikkor lens (other than G-Type) is not set to its minimum aperture. Solution: set the lens to the largest f/stop such as f/22. This FEE error is the same for almost all Nikon cameras, be they film or digital.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010


This is so tedious a job that I would not try it myself unless I was adept in doing this right.Unless the camera costs a lot to start with, I would just get another SLR. I believe the cost in repairing it depending on model and the size, will be about $200. I say this because from experience, I had a $250 camera 20 years ago and the latch broke on mine and he said it would not be worth it to fix it. Unfortunately, it was way out of warranty.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


Open the camera-back. Look to the right where the take spool is there is a red mark. The leader should go to the red mark not any more. Now look at the inside of the camera-door, you should see close to the hinge a springy thingy-bob. If that is missing then when you close the door there is nothing to push on the film to seat it. On that spring is a chrome pin as well. Hope this helps you.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


Here is what to look at: Custom Function number 8, "Auto film load when back is closed", default setting is 1 disabled on 0 it is enabled. If you have the manual for the F80 (same as N80) look on page 21 and page 72 and 73.If that is not the issue check the following: With the new batteries does the camera turn on, Can you focus, does the LCD light up? All that will let you know if you are getting power to the camera. If the answer is yes then the film should load so now check the inside of the camera back. Does it have the pressure are and roller next to the hinge. If that is missing then when you pull the film to the red dot, close the camera back there is nothing to put pressure on the film for it to load.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


Hi darciegracem, Does this happen with the MB-16 battery pack using AA batteries? If so clean the contacts on the battery pack and inside the camera. Make sure it is screwed snug to the camera. If it happen when using the two 123 batteries as well, it may need a trip to Nikon. These cameras go used for about $100 or less thus, you may not want it repaired but, rather purchase a used one from a reputable dealer. The F80/N80 is a very nice camera.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010


You can force your camera to rewind, but you will have a partially shot roll of film. If you continue to shoot your counter will be off but when the film cannot advance any more the camera will rewind.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Jul 27, 2010


open the battery covr puh the spring in side and unlock the cover now u can install mb-16

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on May 09, 2009


I own an F70 with similar lenses. I am not fully familiar with the F80, and therefore can't be sure what I am saying will halp, but I believe it is the next model of similar specs as mine. However, from your description, I think what you are saying is that the little red light that flashes, before the photo is taken and when you have the flash mechanism up, is no longer working, and that your camera is haveing difficulty getting a fix on the focus in automatic focus mode?
This red light is not the 'red eye reduction' flash, but rather a red light (so it doesn't make your subjects blink / squint too early) that helps the camera focus: Auto focus mechanisms need light too. If your light has stopped working, then that would explain why the camera can't focus. This should however only occur in low light conditions.
Fixes:
-Obviously, if it's still under warranty - take it back.
-Get it repaired
- OR if that's going to cost too much or you were thinking of doing so anyway, a dedicated flash unit MAY solve the problem. Most flash units have there own red light to aid autofocus. At any rate, you could take it in to a store and test a flash unit in-store to see whether it helps with the problem. If a dedicated flash unit didn't help (make sure you try it in a dark room - ask them to take it into a back room and try it) then it might suggest another problem such as: the camera is failing to send the signal to the red light to flash rather than the light not working. After all, the red light would be an LED, which have extremely long lifespans.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Apr 26, 2009


On many cameras, a lens error means the lens is not set to is highest f/stop such as f/16 f/22 and the like. The lens must be put in that mode for the camera so that the camera electronics can auto set the f/stop as needed. First thing I would do is look at the f/stop on lens with manual f/stop settings; such as the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D making sure it is set to the highest f/ number (smallest opening). Remove the lens check the dial. Also, is the battery fully charged? If all that is okay then do the following couple of things; 1. Get yourself a film change bag, they look like a black plastic/rubberish T-shirt. Put the camera in there make sure the bottom is fully closed, put your arms through the sleeves, they have elastic keeping light out. Open the camera carefully remove the film canister then using your fingers rewind the film back into the canister. 2. Okay, you do not have access to a film change bag, easy get a thick blanket or two, go in to a closet, close the door, put a towel at the bottom, cover your camera as best as you can then do the same as if you were using a change bag. Important, make sure you are in a completely dark place without ANY LIGHT working its way through to you. Next, being as your are using film, big congratulations for that, purchase a change bag from Adorama, Amazon, B&HPhoto. Every film shooter should have one. Hope the above helps you.

Nikon... | Answered on Nov 02, 2019


That is likely a job for an experienced repair technician, not for DIY.

Nikon... | Answered on Jul 10, 2018


Does the shutter operate when the back is closed? (In other words, does it expose the film?) If so, don't worry about it. If not, it may need service -- or it may be set at such a high shutter speed (1/2000, for instance) that makes the shutter open and close so quickly that you can't see it move.

Nikon... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017

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