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Error shoting I did buy my nikon d40x just today, went to do my first shoot and my camera wouldnt work. When you go to take a shot the shutter closes and then and error comes up and says press shutter button again to release. Do you want help me please ? Kind regards Alessandro

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Re: Error shoting

It is a technical problem in the hardware of the camera which has to be fixed by a technician.
I just fixed this problem two days ago.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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