Question about Nikon D40x Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon d80 viewfinder doesn't turn on.

I turn on my camera but the viewfinder won't turn on, I can take a picture and I can see the picture on the screen but can't take a picture showing the person on the screen that I am wanting to shoot.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • peeface
    peeface May 11, 2010

    are you talking about the optical viewfinder(the little one you put your eye up to) or the digital 2.5in screen? because on the d80 you cant see a live view on the screen.

  • KeKe and Vev May 11, 2010

    Well, I need help trying 2 Turn it on and Charging it,

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    what does the r 06 mean in the Nikon D80 digital viewfinder?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 285 Answers

You cant... your d80 doesn't have live view
if it did, while in liveview you couldn't look through the viewfinder

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lcd doesnt work for picture taking


It's not supposed to. The D80 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, allowing you to frame the picture through the viewfinder. The LiveView capability was introduced with later cameras such as the D90 and D300. On the D80 the display is used for settings, menus, and reviewing pictures after they've been taken.

Aug 20, 2012 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I am new user for DSLR, using old 50 mm 1.8 manual focus on D80, unable to see any inmage on playback (shows information). Will this lens work with D80, using settings as manual mode, f22 . Please guide...


Turn the aperture ring to its smallest setting (largest f/number). You control the aperture from the camera body, as on a lens without an aperture ring. Turn the mode dial to M (manual). The camera's exposure meter will not work with this lens. You can use another lens to get an approximate exposure, or take pictures and review them and/or use the histogram to fine-tune the exposure. The camera won't autofocus, of course, but the in-focus indicator in the viewfinder will still light up to indicate proper focus.

Jun 17, 2011 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

I need to find out how to use a 650 1300 telephoto lens on my Nikon D80. I can get the shutter to release but nothing is in the preview.


The 650-1300 lens does not have the electronics to communicate with the camera. You have to use it in the Manual exposure mode, without any help from the camera's light meter.

The D80 doesn't have the LiveView capability, which lets you use the LDC monitor instead of the viewfinder for framing your pictures. This has nothing to do with the lens. Nikon introduced this capability with the D3 and D300, which came out after the D80.

Feb 08, 2011 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

How can i used the LCD monitor during taking pictures? as of present i am only using the viewfinder? pls help me set my cam...


The D80 does not have the LiveView feature to allow using the LCD monitor for taking the picture. Nikon introduced this feature with the D3 and D300, which came out well after the D80. You have to use the viewfinder.

Sorry if this wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's just the way this camera works.

Jan 08, 2011 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When the camera is turned on view window is not lit up viewing is dark and grey hard to focus but still takes a good picture?


Do you mean the viewfinder or the lcd-screen?
The Nikon D80 does not have a 'live-view' mode to watch the picture you're about to take on the LCD-screen. It's a semi-professional camera not to be used like a standard 'point-and-shoot' digital camera.
If it is the viewfinder that's out of focus, try adjusting the dial to the right of the viewfinder. It might also be that your internal mirror doesn't get powered (in this case you're unable to see the focus areas). In the last case you will have to get the camera serviced by Nikon.

Dec 13, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

I just got my new Nikon D80 but cannot get the LCD screen to light up. Where do I find the setting or the LCD screen to have it on while shooting pictures?


The D80 does not use the LCD screen to take images. The screen is only used to review images and use the menu system to check or change camera settings. When shooting, you need to use the viewfinder above the screen.

Nov 15, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

Nikon D80 error message rEE


This may be due to the aperture ring in your lens. Try the following:

1. Turn off your camera
2. Move the aperture ring clockwise then lock
3. Turn on your camera and try again.

If this does not work, do the same thing again but turn the aperture ring counter-clockwise.

Nov 02, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

Nikon D80 Dark Viewfinder and Slow Shutter Speed


At first it sounds like a faulty aperture blade that is stuck after your first press. However you mentioned that this happened in other lenses as well. Seems to me that there is a problem with your camera (e.g. mirror lockup problem or something else). Pls have it looked at by Nikon

Aug 13, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

D80 Nikon - dark in viewfinder


What you see through the viewfinder is not exactly what you get in your picture. It is possible that your settings are just off in the camera. To make sure that this is the problem, set your settings to Auto and try again.

The red light before the picture is taken is a setting you can turn on to indicate that you have focused correctly. You can turn this off in the menu if this bothers you.

Lastly, I do not think your camera is broken. You just need to read your manual to make sure your settings are correct when you take a picture. Hope this helps.

NOTE: Please rate our help to keep this free service online

May 08, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon D40x Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

341 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Digital Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96627 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Nikon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...