Hi the mirror of my d100 is locked up!.....It happened all of a sudden! tried to gently push it back down, turning off the camera, charging the battery...but everything was in vain. When I press the shutter button all I hear it the motor winding but nothing happens. Needless to say that on the LCD the message ERR is showing up! Could any one help please? Thanks Geoffrey
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Do you get the 'push shutter button again' or 'turn off and on again ' message? If so the motor in the SQ unit that charges the shutter and moves the mirror up and down has failed. A very very common problem. The part is on constant back order at Nikon, and good luck getting it anyway as Nikon is going to stop selling parts to anyone in just a few weeks.
Normally, you can manually lock-up the mirror for the purpose of cleaning the sensor. To do this, you need to connect the camera to the optional EH-6 AC adapter. If after removing the lens and inspecting the mirror, you cannot gently nudge it back down (do not touch it...use a cotton swab) then you'll need access to the EH-6. If you don't have one, possibly a camera store near you would have one and be willing to let you plug in your camera so you could try to access the mirror lock-up function in the set-up menu.
You will have to take it to a photograpic shop for fixing. Sounds like the moving parts are sticking. Had similar problem with old camera and all the rubber and lubricants turned sticky, causing slow movement.
Ellen, When shooting with the D100 do you have the dial on top of camera set to 'Auto'? If so, then most likely you have some how adjusted to the exposure compensation, so your photos are underexposing. To reset your camera to the factory default settings: Hold down the bracket and flash button for two
These are the buttons marked with a green dot Take a test photo and see if that works.
No, it's not an error. What this
display indicates, is the availability of the total number of photos
you want to take. If the display says, "r06", then you are in JPEG
Mode. If it says "r03", then you are either 1) in RAW Mode, or 2) have
your Noise Reduction on (see FAQ #2). As you take a few photos in
succession, you will notice the indicator drops by how many photos you