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Nikon D70 Err

My Nikon D70 is suddenly giving a message "Err" and the shutter sticks open until pressed twice when it will close. What to do.

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  • kiwi shazz Nov 09, 2007

    I have the same problem with my Nikon D70s. All seems fine until I take the shot then err flashes on the LCD and the camera won't work. The shutter sticks. Camera is less than 2 years old and has never been knoocked or dropped. Thought it was the internal clock because clock was flashing but have reset the camera and the date and that seems fine now.

  • patentshark Apr 06, 2008

    Well, I sent it to Nikon for repair. The first time they lost it and sent it back about a month later with nothing done. The second time, they sent it back and said they could not fix it as it was a "gray market" camera.
    I noted to Nikon that I bought it new from a Nikon dealer and that I had registered it with Nikon 2 years ago, but apparently Nikon's inability to police its own distributors, is my problem as they declined to even look at it.
    I have owned Nikons since 1965, this will be my last after that episode.

    Anyway, took it to the local Nikon repair and they replaced the shutter and a couple of other parts and all is well.

    Beware, Nikon can't keep their own distributors in line so they take it out on the customer. The serial number on mine indicates it went to Europe first and then was sold by an Autorized Nikon Dealer in New York to me.



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Sounds like the shutter is sticking. This could be due to damage or just need cleaning. This probably means that you need to get the camera professionally serviced/fixed as shutters are extremely delicate.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007


I had the same problem with my camera. I was taking pics and apparently the battery died mid-picture. I was getting the Err and Clock. I looked inside and saw the mirror was stuck up. I simply pressed the shutter to take a picture and it reset and the error went away.

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The "ERR" code usually refers to an aperture problem. For example, if a lens with an aperture ring (Sigma is a favourite) used for earlier cameras is used, the aperture has to be set to its smallest (usually f/22 or "A" for automatic).

As you are using an 18-200, I assume it's the Nikkor VR. Callinto a camera store and ask them to check with a different lens. It may be the VR lens is faulty.

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