Nikon d70 camera 6.1
when i press the shutter no picture will be taken, plus the shutter will lock, will not release, when you look the viewfinder the viewfinder will be dark, if you press the shutter second time, the view finder will be clear , you can see through, then you will see err( error) inside the camera and on the outside view on top of thew camera, but no picture will be taken try any mode the same thing happens.
When you take the memory card out, press the shutter, the shutter will not lock and look at the view finder you will see
through,i did take the less out, when the memory card was in the camera , no picture will be taken, you just see error, i did look at the glass, when i press the shutter it appears the glass is locked, my problem is between the shutter and the glass in the camera when the less is taken out. Your help is needed,Thanks.
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Re: will not take picture
Some digital SLR camera have a mirror lock and others have a viewfinder shutter
In each case this will be a knob in the region of the viewfinder that turns.
Check that this model has it and it has not be inadvertently turned.
Then come back
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You don't give much info but I'll assume you have a Nikon D70 'cos that's where you posted your question...1. Battery needs to be charged first. Get a cheap EN-EL3 battery and charger from eBay if you need these.
2. Put a Compact Flash (CF) card in. The camera locks the shutter if there is no card (to avoid the embarrassment of shooting all day and losing your images). CF cards themselves do not have locks.
3. If you just want to test the camera with no card you can enable this in one of the camera settings menus. Press the "Menu" button on the back, navigate to the pencil icon and find item 6 (I think). It is called "NO CF CARD" and the options are: LOCK or RELEASE shutter.
4. Of course you do know you need to turn the camera on first...? Turn the little black rotary button/ring around the silver shutter release button.
I have a Nikon D70 which failed completely but exhibited similar symptoms.
I was fortunate in that I had taken out 3 years free warranty at the point of purchase and therefore saved the £90 (sterling) repair cost.
Nikon cameras are designed to be robust and should give a lifetime's service. Most should give 150,000 shutter actuations.
There is a piece of free software available on the Web that will tell you how many actuations were recorded on your recent photos.
Unfortunately, in the fast moving world of digital cameras, the value of a 2nd user older camera is very low.
You need to decide if you were outgrowing this camera body and want to replace it with something better or whether you would be lost without it. My repair took more than 1 month and I was not able to take any photos during his time.
I hope this helps.
CCD sensor has some dirt/dust on it . Set camera to B ( in manual mode scroll until 'bulb' is displayed in the top display ) . Take lens off and release the shutter and keep the button pressed down so that the sensor is exposed : use blower to remove dust/dirt but NB do not touch sensor surface as you will make it even dirtier. Take some shots to see if the spot has gone and repeat if it has not disapear.
I'm looking for the source of this same problem. I was able to get my d70 unstuck by: 1. Set to full manual mode. 2. In the menus set mirror lock up to yes and then press shutter release. 3. Turn camera off and then back on