I have a Nikon D-80. I turn the camera on just fine, and then you usually depress the button half-way to get the flash to pop-up. I have been having problems with the flash not popping up and then when I do go to take the picture, the shutter stays open for about 10 seconds (Obviously causing severe overexposure). After it decides to close and it displays on the screen, for some reason it won't let me get into the menu to playback or delete anything. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Delayed Shutter, No Flash, and Menu Issues
Pls check your camera settings. Your shutter may be set to 10" (meaning 10 seconds). That is probably also why your pop up flash does not go up... because it feels that it will already get over-exposed pics.
To check if it is not a hardware problem, change your settings to Auto and try to shoot in a dark room.
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Instructions for this are on Page 179 of the D-90 users manual. First go to the menu and select the custom settings menu then scroll down to "timers/AF Lock."
Select this then select the number of shots you want the camera to take at one time on the self timer setting. Exit the menu.
Then go to the top of the camera and find the little button to the right of the control panel which contains a series of stacked rectangles.
Depress this button (camera must be on) and the control panel will clear. Rotate the wheel on the back of the camera while holding the button down until you see a little clock symbol.
If you have set it in the menu to take only one shot, you will see only the little clock. If you have set it to take multiple shots you will see the series of stacked rectangles next to the little clock.
Depress the shutter fully then walk or run to get in the picture. Just before the picture shoots, the autofocus light will flash warning you that the picture is about to be taken. The camera will shoot in the amount of time you have selected in the menu.
If you want to shoot another delayed shutter picture, repeat the procedure using the button and wheel.
Set the camera's shooting mode to one of the remote modes. Quick-response remote fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote. Delayed remote gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
Press and hold the shooting mode button (just to the right of the control panel on the top of the camera, marked with overlapping rectangles) and turn the main command dial (on the back) to cycle through the different shooting modes. The quick-response remote mode is represented by an icon of the remote control. The delayed remote mode is represented by the remote icon and the self-timer icon.
My camera's shutter will not depress all the way due to a red flash light coming up all the time in the Flash-Ready indicator lamp (refer to pag 28 in the Nikon manual). It can be full sun outside but it will not work due to the red flash light coming on.
A work around is to select a flash mode of 'cancel'.
There is a button toward the front of your camera called the flash mode button. Click that until you see strike mark on the flash icon of your monitor screen (see page 32 in the Nikon manual).
The camera must have a malfunction of determining the lighting so it always thinks you need to have a flash on the picture. Of course this is not 'fixing' the flash/lighting issue but you can take typical day pictures for now with this work around.
You are correct, there is a setting. Press Monitor, then Menu to get to the menu; go to the thitd menu option (looks like a pencil), select option 4 (AF Activation) and set it to ON (Shutter/AF ON). This will solve your problem.