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I have a nikon d80 camera and when i take a picture instead of the picture appearing on the screen, i get a list of menu items and it blocks the picture. it didn't used to do that, but i can't figure out how to get rid of it. any ideas?

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I had this problem too and then I figured it out. If you click on the up button it pulls up your histogram, just keep pressing it till it shows just the picture. I will scroll through the index, histogram, highlight, and then normal. Hope this helps.

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