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Viewfinder Blank I have a Nikon D50 that was working fine. After a couple days I turned it on and the viewfinder is totally black. It will take pics and I'm able to review photos, pull up all the menus, etc. but when it's in picture taking mode the viewfinder is black. I've checked the lens and it is not the problem. Any suggestions?? Camera is less than a year old.

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  • Donna Spahr May 07, 2007

    In rest mode I can see the mirror and the camera can be turned on without the lens.

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This suggests the mirror is stuck up in the take position. Remove the Lens and look at what is behind it In the rest mode you should see a mirror. If it is stuck up you would see the sensor window Which do you see. with the lens off - can the camera be switched on? This might just drop the mirror The mirror is surface silvered - do not touch it. If it still up then it is a repair shop/warranty replacement job.

Posted on May 07, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash May 07, 2007

    Some cameras have an internal shutter to blank the eye piece- this would be a knuurled wheel
    near the eye piece similar to the dioptre ajustment if there is one .
    Failing that I'll pass

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