Af and flash button flash continuously when camera switched on
Hi - I can turn my camera on but the lens does nort come out and both the af and flash lights by the viewfinder flash continuously. None of the buttons work and the screen does not light up. I have only taken 500 pictures with this and find it hard to believe taht this is not a trivial fault. £140 to repair is a joke! I have replaced batteries with fresh.
Re: af and flash button flash continuously when camera...
We have had our Nikon 5600 for about 2 yrs we have always had issues with it Some settings are useless Because the "hand shake" always comes on!
Now we are having a new issue , when you take a picture the Af flashes and Flashes then the screen goes black for about 7 seconds and then its ready to take a picture again..Its getting annoying , is there a quick fix for this or should i start shopping around for a new camera
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You did not say which camera body you are using, but you probably have three different auto-focus modes on you camera. You might be using the wrong one.
The modes are as follows:
AF-A Mode: Camera automatically selects single-servo autofocus when AF-A subject is stationary, continuous-servo autofocus when subject is moving. Shutter can only be released if camera is able to focus.
AF-S Mode: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutter-release button AF-S is pressed halfway. Shutter can only be released when in-focus indicator is displayed.
AF-C Mode: For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously while AF-C shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Photographs can be taken even when in-focus indicator is not displayed.
Have you cleaned the lens' electrical contacts?or is the lens connected loosely?? Examine but probably little need to clean the camera's electric contacts considering its' young age. Do you have access to another AF body on which you can test the lens and another AF lens to test the D80?
Do the following things
1.take a dust free eraser and clean the contacts on the camera carefully by keeping it upside down to prevent dust going inside.
2.do the same for lens contacts.
re-attach the lens firmly.
hope this solves your probs.
Hi, Also, try a factory reset found on page 129 of the manual. On the left side of the camera is the terminal cover, inside below the USB connector is the reset switch. If that does not work call Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689.
Switch the photo mode selector knob on top around to P. Then press the little black button on the body behind the AF/MF button on the lens. Flash will pop up and work then (don't forget to switch the camera on before doing this stuff).
All of the above takes the camera out of auto mode (the square green box on the selector), so you can tell the flash you want it. It will work in the other manual modes as well of course.
make sure the lens is properly connected and aligned, if it has been remove recently it may not of been put completely back to the right position causing the contacts to not align. Turn off the camera and remove and then remount the lens. The motors and the cost to replace/repair are almost as much as a new lens. Your lens can and should last a long time unless it has recently been dropped or tried on a camera (forced) the wrong way and the contacts were bent or damaged.
The lens ought to be fully functional in every mode. But if you are in a pinch then Manual it is 'til you can get it sorted or serviced if need be...in which case you'll need to swithch the AF Mode lever (under lens release button )from 'AF' to 'M'.
Have you cleaned the lens' electrical contacts? Examine but probably little need to clean the camera's electric contacts considering its' young age. Do you have access to another AF body on which you can test the lens and another AF lens to test the D80?
Please keep in mind that if the aperture is not set (locked) at its minimum, the error is a flashing fEE. When the body cannot communicate with the CPU in the lens, the error is F--, which means either the lens has no CPU or a bad electronic contact.
Hi taylorrm, I don't know if you have a solution to this but sometimes the AE-L/AF-L but gets pushed which is the auto focus lock button then the shutter release button cannot be used to focus and yu have to reset by pressing it again. Even though it's confusing at first it's a feature along with the AE/AF Lock to try out to lock your focal area on a subject prior to shooting.
check to make sure the switch on the camera body is switched to AF instead of M mode(looking at the front it's on the lower right hand side below the lens release button), which sometimes happens when changing the lens - so then the mode selected is in P,S,A, or M modes on the mode dial. happy shooting,