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D70 viewfinder went dark all of a sudden

This is unrelated to lens as it is the same with 2 lenses. I agree with other poster saying 50% light

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Some things to try.
Go to the menus and reset all of them to default.
Check the camera.
I am not sure this has anything to do with the lens. Diff. lenses may give less light, true.
I am almost sure this has something to do with the settings.
Try above and see if it works.

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