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D80 won't take pictures sometimes unless I turn it off and on

I have never had this problem before, My D80 has been giving me problems for a few month and getting worse. I keep missing shots and I have an upcoming wedding I need to do and I am worried I will miss a lot of shots. I was taking pictures of my family yesterday and it would take some pictures but on some I had to turn the camera off and back on to get it to snap the picture.

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    I'm having a similar issue with my D80. The camera gives me both indications (the audible beep and the green light in the view finder) that it is ready to fire, but nothing. Turning the camera off doesn't help. It is far worse in darker conditions, by darker I just mean indoor shots compared to outdoor sunny shots. It is a extremly maddening problem. Nikon currently has my camera to troubleshoot it. If it comes back the same I'll be very dissapointed. I had a D70 prior to the D80 and never had this issue. I'm using the 18-200 VR lens.

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It may be that you are shooting in a light level that is too low (indicator light) try upping the ISO and are you using the built-in flash or a separate flash?

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