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View - Finder reads "OFF"

Not every time but often after I take a picture (especially in Auto Mode) the camera won't take another picture.  When I press down in the shutter the word "off" is displayed".

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    My problem is pretty much the same as daniela_fitn's, but I rarely use anything but manual mode. WEhen the viewfinder reads "Off" I usually turn it on and off a few times and wait a minute or so. It's hardly a solution.

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Firmware problem. That's why the D70s and D70 are discontinued.

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