"fEE" error with Nikon F100

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Jared, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Jared

    Jared Guest

    Hi,

    Bear with me here. I'm not a camera guy -- I'm just trying to solve a
    problem for my wife. :)

    She has a F100 and D70, and she shares several Nikkor lenses between
    them. Both cameras have worked fine with all her lenses in the past.

    The F100 is currently displaying "fEE", even though the lens is
    correctly set to the minimum aperture, and the aperture lock switch is
    engaged. I've cleaned the contacts with alcohol, wiggled the lens,
    changed the film speed, removed the batteries, tried another lens,
    etc., but I can't seem to get it to work.

    Coincidentally, performing the two-button reset does not appear to do
    anything. The "custom" message blinks like it's resetting, but then
    the display returns to normal, and the "custom" message is still there
    and the factory settings have not been restored. I don't know if this
    started today, or if it's always been like that.

    Before we send it to Nikon (had to send the D70 back to Nikon twice in
    the first six months), can any of you Nikon gurus out there tell me
    something else to try?

    TIA

    Jared
     
    Jared, Apr 16, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Not really, and I have an F100. All I can think to try is to take the
    batteries out for a minute or so and see if it resets. Also, try another
    lens and make sure it's the camera and not the lens.
     
    Matt Clara, Apr 16, 2006
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    Norm Dresner Guest

    | Hi,
    |
    | Bear with me here. I'm not a camera guy -- I'm just trying to solve a
    | problem for my wife. :)
    |
    | She has a F100 and D70, and she shares several Nikkor lenses between
    | them. Both cameras have worked fine with all her lenses in the past.
    |
    | The F100 is currently displaying "fEE", even though the lens is
    | correctly set to the minimum aperture, and the aperture lock switch is
    | engaged. I've cleaned the contacts with alcohol, wiggled the lens,
    | changed the film speed, removed the batteries, tried another lens,
    | etc., but I can't seem to get it to work.
    |

    AFAIK, this message is only displayed when the camera thinks that the lens
    is not at the maximum aperture. If you have several lenses which are okay
    on one body and all give the same bad result on the second, then there's
    something wrong with the second body. The best guess is that it's not
    sensing the position of the aperture lever correctly. I'd try two things:
    1. Using a can of compressed air, gently clean out all visible dirt,
    etc in the mount
    2. Remove the batteries and leave them out for a few minutes or so.
    If neither of these help, I'd send the body for repair.

    Norm
     
    Norm Dresner, Apr 16, 2006
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    Steve Kramer Guest

    I used to get this error message with my F100. For me, it 'usually'
    turned out to be moisture on the electrical contacts inside the camera
    body. This happened more often during hot weather when the camera was in
    an air conditioned area then brought out into a warmer one. A quick wipe
    with a microfiber cloth and the problem was solved..... until I wore out
    the shutter assembly which gave me the same error message. Replacing the
    assembly corrected it. I have one of my D100's doing the same thing
    right now. You just can't take 100-200 photos every day for months on
    end and expect the shutter mechanism to last forever. This will be the
    third shutter assembly that I've had to replace. 2-3 years is the most
    I've ever gotten from one. Time to send it back to Nikon and use my
    backup body for a few weeks.

    Steve Kramer
    "PhotoEnvisions" Freelance Photography
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    http://www.photoenvisions.com
     
    Steve Kramer, Apr 16, 2006
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    Jerry L Guest

    More info please:

    What lens is causing this to happen? A Nikkor, or a Sigma - Tamron -
    Tokina brand?

    What batteries are in the camera? If you are trying to use NiMH
    rechargeable AA cells, you may not have the 'exact' power Nikon wants
    putting juice in to the F100. The 1.2v cells are not exactly 1.5 volt
    cells the F100 is supposed to be powered with.
    = = =
    SNIP
     
    Jerry L, Apr 16, 2006
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    Jared Guest

    Thanks everyone for the tips!

    I pulled the batteries (new Energizer 1.5v Lithiums) for a few minutes,
    and was able to reset the camera. We've tried four lenses, and all but
    the G lens result in the "fEE" message on the F100. All lenses work on
    the D70. The lenses are:

    These result in "fEE"
    --------------------------------------
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AF
    Nikkor 28-70mm 2.8 AFS
    Nikkor 70-210mm 5.6 D

    This lens works
    --------------------------------------
    Nikkor 17-55mm 2.8 G ED

    It's my understanding that the G lens doesn't utilize the same contact
    points as the others, but I don't know the specifics of this. I'll try
    doing a thorough cleaning of the F100 mount and see if that helps.
    Otherwise, it'll probably be on its way to Nikon soon. :)
     
    Jared, Apr 16, 2006
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    EROtero

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    I am interested in the conclusion of this issue as I am experiencing the same exact thing with my F100... :confused:
     
    EROtero, May 7, 2009
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