Question about Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens

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DSLR says lens not attached

Hi, I have an odd problem. My Nikon D3200 worked fine with my M42 adapter and lenses for two months. But a week ago, when I tried to use my 35mm lens, it said "Lens not attached". I've tried everything, but no lenses were accepted except my kit 18-55. Then suddenly, after maybe an hour, I've tried the m42 lens again, and it was okay. Until today. I use my DSLR every day, and it works fine, except this problem, which seems to occur randomly. Do you know any solutions to this problem? I need it to school, especially today when I have practice in a studio. Thanks

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Hey there,
It sounds like your problem is related to the aperture setting on your lens. The aperture ring should be set to the smallest aperture usually f22 when attaching these older lens. Most lens aperture rings will provide a locking mechanism for that ring on the lens.
The aperture would be then set through the camera, not on the lens. Also some nikons have a lens preset on their menu, where you can inform the camera which lens is attached. Most of the older lens lack any terminal points for communicating with the camera automatically, therefore you will have to fill in the data manually to get better functionality out of the lens camera combo.

Posted on Oct 03, 2013

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SOURCE: Nikon D50 with Nikon DX 18-55 lens will not focus

Hi,
Sorry to hear about your lens. If you are able to autofocus and take pictures with any other lens, then it means that your problem lies with the kit lens. If you can take picture in manual mode, but not in autofocus mode, then the AF motor in the lens in not functioning. I had the same thing happen to my 50mm 1.4 lens.

Depending on your location, there are Nikon repair centers in Melville, NY and Torrance, CA.
Hope this helps,
Andrew

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: FEE message in display when using 50mm lense

The FEE message indicates that the lens is not set to smallest aperture (highest number). The camera body expects this so it will have full control of the aperture. It sounds like you may be accidentally bumping or turning the aperture ring on the lens while using it or changing lenses. There is a little slide lock to lock it at f/22 to prevent this. Turn the aperture ring to 22 and move the slider so the white dot is next to the orange mark on the lens barrel.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens error message

Hello,
The 50mm lens is fairly old and uses a different system to the later lenses. On the D90 and other later cameras you should rotate the ring to 22 and lock it there using the lock just above the aperture ring.
To adjust the aperture you use the front dial by the on/of switch.

Try it out in A mode. Rotate the mode dial on the top left of the camera to A (Aperture Priority mode) then lightly press the shutter button to turn the meter on. Then rotate the front dial and you will see the aperture reading changing.

The older Nikons changed their apertures using the ring but the later Nikons use the camera controls.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon 18-55 zoom lens doesn't autofocus

You might like to check if the A/M slider switch on the lens by the Nikon label is set to A.
It sometimes gets moved accidently.
Set to M the lens will not autofocus.

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SOURCE: NIKON D80; Nikon 18- 135 G LENS, Camera doesn not recognise lens

try to clean the contact of the lens & camera

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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