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Hi, I have a Nikon D60. Somehow I locked aperture at highest number. Even with Manual setting, it does not let me change aperture! Please help

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The lens is supposed to be locked at its smallest setting (largest f/number). You can control the aperture from the camera body, the same was as on a lens without an aperture ring. For example, in aperture priority mode (A), simply turn the command dial. In manual mode (M), hold down the exposure compensation button while turning the command dial.

That was for a lens with the electronics to communicate with the camera. If you have a purely mechanical lens, you must shoot in manual mode and control the aperture by turning the ring on the lens. There should be a small orange slide near the aperture ring, Slide it toward the front of the lens to unlock the ring.

If you need more help, please feel free to reply to this post. Please specify the lens when you do.

Posted on Aug 13, 2011

  • Ahmed Sep 01, 2012

    @K_akima: I have read almost all your solutions regarding the fEE/aperture ring problem. I am using a Nikon D60 and trying to attach a 28-300mmD Aspherical IF lens to it. I have tried everything, the ring is set at 22 and locked, cleaned the contacts etc but the "lock lens aperture ring to minimum" will not go away. It is displayed over the camera settings display and the command wheel does not work at all. I can only access the MENU and no other button is working, on any exposure mode! My original 50 lens work perfectly. Was wondering if you had encountered this before? thanks in advance!

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