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NO LCD display when shooting with brand new D40 ><

I bought a D40 today. cant see anything on the LCD screen when shooting although can review pic after the shot on LCD . i am quite sure that the saleman showed me that i can use the LCD to check the scene before shooting (like any point-and-shoot digital camera). can somebody be kind enough to tell me whether when i was on drug during the purchase ><. thank you so much.

would also like to know how to turn auto REVIEW on and off in settings.

thank you so much.

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Re: NO LCD display when shooting with brand new D40 ><

Most DSLRs (like the Nikon D50) don't have live view. In other words, in order to see the picture you must take it first.

About the auto review off, go to menu, "pencil" submenu, and the option is there (scroll until you see it)

With respect, you should read the manual. It's very comprehensive and needed. :)

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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