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Nikon d80 when I look thru my nikon d80 view finder, its has a dark look, in the lower left is a b/w icon, and the icon that shown no media disk. In the upper right, one little square is clear. All this happens when I put the battery in, when I power it up, it looks the same. When I take the battery out, it clears up. Please Help!!

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Thanks for the update, donkk.


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2. Use the lens with with lowest f stop, i.e. with bigger aperture.

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