A&P Is it me or the camera?

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  1. AnoesisX

    AnoesisX New Member

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    Its been happening a lot where The aperture setting just disapears and it shows 2 dashes and I can't take a photo I try fixing it by turning it on and off still doesn't work then I take the battery out and sometimes it fixes it and sometimes it doesn't and I'm stuck and the people im shooting get pissed. Whats the deal? I'm Using a d80. I think it happens when I'm using the cybersyncs but don't know for sure.
     
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    It could be that the contacts need cleaned or checked for a loose connection between the camera and lens.
     
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    try another lens
     
  4. wrong1

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    18-135 lens?
     
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    probs, this happens with my 18-135 too sometimes, have to wiggle the connections. I think the cheap plastic mount gets loose over time.
     
  6. AnoesisX

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    no Its the tamron 17-50 2.8
     
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    Same here, lens is a little too heavy for that cheap plastic mount. I always tighten the lens a bit to make it go away. Hardly use it as it is so its not much of an issue for me. Never seems to happen on my d300, only the d80.
     
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    I occasionally get a refusal to focus with my tam 17-50. Camera off then back on always seems to solve it for me.
     
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    i have a d80 and a sigma 10-20 that will do it from time to time. i just shut the camera off and re-mount the lens and the problem goes away.
     
  10. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    ...perhaps it's not the lens, but the camera body, since it seems to be an issue cropping up on multiple cameras/lenses.
     
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    never had this problem on all the bodies i've shot and lenses i've shot with, even the ones with the aperture rings.

    I'd probably chalk this up to being user error when putting the lens on or not keeping the contacts clean on both the lens and the body.
     

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