Question about Nikon D70s Digital Camera with 18-200mm lens

3 Answers

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.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 97 Answers
Re: Nikon D70 Err

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

Re: Nikon D70 Err

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.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers
Re: Nikon D70 Err

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.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Shutter won't operate

Usually when my shutter won't operate, I get an ERR message. I have been able to fix it by turning the camera off and back on. If that doesn't work, I have occasionally had to remove and reinstall the battery.

The D-90 users manual says that the ERR message indicates a camera malfunction and can be cleared by releasing the shutter. But, I found the shutter won't release unless you turn the camera off.

The manual also says if this condition occurs frequently or persists, you should contact an Nikon authorized repair center. I suggest before you do that, that you contact Nikon tech support at to see what they might suggest.

May 08, 2014 | Nikon D70 Body Only Digital Camera

1 Answer

Err message on D70 and clock flashes

D70..err display...problem with the loader section switch,rotating while loading is open,so get it repaired.

Mar 07, 2010 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

1 Answer

Got the shutter and mirror clicks and err msg

bring it to your nearest nikon shop for a check up. i suggest a mirror lock up / shutter error.

Jul 26, 2009 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

1 Answer

Nikon D70s Err message

I had the same problem with my D70.
Ended up having the shutter repaired at the tune of $135.
Works fine now.
Had the work done at Gary Camera nad Video
6750 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
Hope this helps


Oct 16, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

2 Answers

Error message on D70 freezing camera operations

I got this info from Nikon for D70...
When you see Err on the control panel, LCD monitor or viewfinder of your digital camera it refers to a camera malfunction. Try the following:
  1. Remove all accessories from the camera.
  2. Install a freshly charged battery into the camera.
  3. If your Nikon camera offers resets such as the two-button reset or a hardware reset please follow those instructions provided in the product manual.
If these steps do not resolve the Err message we recommend having a Nikon Authorized Repair Technician evaluate the Nikon camera.
Hope this be useful for you to resolve problem.

Oct 07, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

2 Answers

Nikon D70 Flashing

ERR is i think an error message generated when the camera can not read the cf card ? have you had an problems with corrupted images ?

Sep 24, 2008 | Nikon D70 Body Only Digital Camera

2 Answers

D70 Err message

You most likely need the shutter replaced. I see them frequently. Not something you want to try yourself, as it is an in depth repair.

May 23, 2008 | Nikon D70s Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon D70 ERR problem ,

its apparture unit has faulted. it has to be replaced

May 21, 2008 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-70mm Lens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon D70s Digital Camera with 18-200mm lens Logo

1,831 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Digital Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

93861 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3283 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Nikon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides