The stuff which is supposed to protect my camera lense stay blocked in open mode or closed mode (I need to help it when it isn't opening in order to take a picture). Can I fix it myself or do I have to send it in warranty?
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Re: problem with my lense
A warranty job I would imagine
I could be nothing more than a spec ot dirt of course.
Try some simple things like a blast of air[ Don't blow- your breath is moisture laden - not a good thing for cameras] or a thin tissue[cigarette paper slipped around the hinge area.
Would not go beyond there simple measures if it is to be a warranty job.
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On these cameras, if you're using ANY of the auto modes (P, A, S on the dial), the lense must be set to the lowest aperture setting (the highest number). Check to make sure this is the case. If it isn't, that's most likely your issue.
If you're using a non-CPU lense, this camera can only be used on M(anual) mode on your dial. If you haven't changed lenses this isn't likely an issue. If however you're using a new (to you) lense, this is a possibility.
According to the manual, the only other possibility is that your attached flash isn't set to the proper setting when using "P" mode. In this mode, the attached flash MUST be a Nikon dedicated flash unit set to TTL mode, otherwise fEE flashes with a little lightning bolt symbol. If you're not using a flash specifically designed for this model, remove it and try again. If you are, cycle the mode button on the flash until it reads "TTL" on the flash's LCD panel.
The manual makes no mention of fEE (error) and the battery indicator blinking, so these are the only things I can suggest with the information given.
The lens isn't supposed to be removable. With the CLA-11 Adapter Tube you can add an additional lens to the camera, such as close-up, wide-angle, or telephoto. However, these attachments go in front of the lens that is already on the camera.
either the batteries are too weak or ...something is blocking their way ...or there is the possibility that its opening ..tell you to make some action on the screen ...and cause you do not do it ..just close up ...
Many things to check.
It sounds like the camera is not opening the lens up between shots. It could be a linkage issue.
Look into lens while its on the camera. can you see the blades of the aperture? Turn the aperture ring. Any change? It is supposed to stay wide open except during exposure.
Remove the lens. Move the lever on the back of it. See a change? Does it snap when you move it?
If not, then the lens needs repair, not the camera.
I forget...does the XGA have a DoF preview button?
If so, its likely on front at bottom of lens mount. Push and release. If its in Preview mode, the lens remains stopped down(not wide open)based on the setting of the aperture ring.
If you turn it on in photo review mode the lense will not open so turn it on in photo capture mode or if dirt gets caught in the lense it would jamm it shut so try to clean it, or if the lense is dented it would jamm, or if at one time the lense tried to open indide a case or in a position where the lense was blocked the motor mioght have burned out or the gear that pushes the lense out might have broken, in the case of the last three answers then a specialist might be able to fix it , or you might need a new camera, (i reccomend a fujifilm)
You have a case of AE(auto exposure) Unit faulty or getting bad. It suppose to register as it move within the AE unit according to the exposure calculation but somehow it is broken. Technician usualy replace the AE unit and takes care of the problem. It can also be rebuilt if new parts are not available. This requires complete disassembly and mirror box removal. The average cost of repair probably runs around $100. Yes, "A" mode is correct for most of the shots and it was a state of art electronic system and more computerized than you think. It has 3 IC chips in there for precessing and 1 chip for the exposure. All works together for good. -James
This might be a problem with the lenses' mechanism... Maybe you hit the camera (having the lenses extended, eventually). You have to pay a visit to the local service.
And in the future, use the protection that came with the camera (the black cilinder). It protects the lenses and also offers you the possibility to mount the lens cap without having to switch off the camera.
Congratulations on fixing the problem! However I just wanted to let you and everyone else who reads this solution know that the part which failed on your camera is not actually the shutter. The shutter is deep inside the lens assembly right next to the image sensor. What you were dealing with was simply a protective cover for the lens.
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