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Nikon D40 My camera keeps shutting off, almost instantly. It is under the 8 seconds that I am suppose to be alloted. Also, no image appears in my LCD monitor.

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  • llam903 Apr 05, 2008

    i have a nikon d40 w/a 18-55 mm lense... it makes a buzzing noise when i press on the shutter-release button. can u help me out????

    i dont know anything about cameras. i've removed the lense & battery. i hit the reset switch... whats wrong with it??



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Is the battery charged fully?

There is a setting in the menus of most Nikon SLR for how long it takes to turn off the meter and for the rear screen. There is also a setting for turning off the auto review feature that makes the captured image appear.

I hope you aren't hoping to see the picture on the LCD before you take the picture. DSLRs don't do this unless they have the "live view" feature.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007


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When I want to take a photo, the monitor is blank, rather than showing what I am pointing the camera at. Last time I used it, it was ok... what has gone wrong? Thanks

If the D40 monitor showed you the image while taking the picture, there was something seriously wrong with the camera, which now appears to have fixed itself.

The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, giving you the image through the viewfinder. The LiveView capability, allowing you to use the LCD monitor like a point&shoot camera, is a relatively new development, which Nikon introduced with the D3 and D300 a year after the D40.

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Monitor screen can not appear photos before shooting

That's the way the D40 works. The monitor is for menus and picture review, not to show images before shooting. Nikon introduced the LiveView capablitily with the D3 and the D300, introduced after the D40. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, giving you the image through the viewfinder.

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Why wont the image come up on my LCD on the D40 when i turn on the camera

Because it's not supposed to. The LCD on the D40 is for menus, shooting info, and image review. It takes pictures the same way SLRs have done for half a century, allowing you to view and frame through the viewfinder. Only more recent dSLRs (and not all of them) have the Live View feature allowing you to use the LCD instead of the viewfinder.

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Lcd display not working on nikon d40. When we turn on the camera, and take off the lens cap, the lcd display is black. we can use the viewfinder to take a photo. We can view the image after taking the...

The D40 works the same way SLRs have worked for the past half century. Only recently have dSLRs acquired a "Live-View" capability, where you see the image on the LCD monitor instead of through the viewfinder.

I realize this probably wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way it is.

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How do I get my nikon d40 to take Black white pictures?

You CAN!!! shoot in b/w with a d40, the only thing is you can't shoot in auto mode it has to be manual , aperture priority, or shutter prioirity. Go into menu - shooting mode - optimize image. you'll find it in there.

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Hello,i have just bought the D40 kit,and i,m very pleased with so far.the problem i have is trying to keep the menu screen on for only stays on for about 8 do i get it to stay on...

If you haven't already done so, go to the Setup menu (the wrench). Under CSM/Setup Menu, select Full.

Now go to the Custom Settings menu (the pencil). Find Auto off Timers. Long will display image review for twenty seconds. Custom will let you set it for as long as ten minutes.

This is all under "Menu Guide" in the D40 manual.

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Nikon D40 LCD screen.

Since the camera is an SLR, (single lens reflex), the CCD image sensor is behind the shutter until you take a picture. Sorry, but you cannot use the LCD to take pictures.

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