When I take pictures in the auto mode the flash will pop up and do a preview light, but then when I try to take a picture the flash will not go off and the shutter stays open for an increased amount of time, thus causing a very blurry image. The flash is on in the menu. The camera seems to be working fine, except for this. I tried to reset the camera and that did not help.
Please help me!!!
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has the camera been in any cold weather or hot conditionds in a car?
the camera deffintly has a fault it has nothing to do with the settings any more
could be due to wearther conditions.
do u have warrenty this item? it will have to be professinally looked at i searched the web and its saying there is a seprate chip inside the camera that produces the flash unit ,and if you had to pay to get it fixed roughly 65 dollars
You are probably viewing the preview screen in "Highlight" mode. To fix this, use the dial button at the back of the D80 and click up (or down) to see another depiction of the preview screen. It will show you different options until you can see the normal picture without the flashing highlights. Hope this helps.
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The D80 has a lot more settings to deal with and depending on the lens the depth of field may explain the blurry background (that is desired effect on a portrait) The view finder on the D80 is for composing the shot and has read outs for the settings. The LCD on the back is for playback and the menus, it doesn't work like a live view of what's being taken (on some newer and more expensive DSLRs it does preview on the big LCD) on smaller point & Shoot cameras that don't have a viewfinder they use the LCD as the viewfinder, does that make sense? If she has the manual you may want to faniliarize yourself with some of the features, start out on one at a time for the different modes so they make more sense, you can really appriciate the camera after that and respect what pro photographers do. The D80 is not a cheap camera and I personally know a couple of professionals that use it among their cameras. (lots of different lenses that cost many time more than the camera body) Have fun with it, and if you get into it you will find you can take some fantastic photos with it. Can you tell that I like that camera?
1. The part was indoors.
2. You are using the 18-135 mm lens with the Nikon D80.
The problem with shooting indoors is that not enough light goes in through the lens to the filter. Solutions:
1. Use the flash with every shot. In case there is not flashlight available, use the on board flash. Press the top button behind the barrel on the camera. It has a lighting icon. It will pop open the flash. If you are in 'P', 'A', 'S' mode, the camera will sync the shutter speed with flash. If the camera is on auto mode (The green camera icon) the flash will pop up and fire by itself.
2. Use the lens with with lowest f stop, i.e. with bigger aperture.
3. Increase ISO. You ought to get usable photographs right up to 800. To change ISO, press the button on the back of the camera which says 'ISO' (Second button from bottom) and turn the primary command dial simultaneously to change ISO setting. Higher ISO speed = Lower shutter speed (But less clarity too).
The flash up button is located on the left hand side of the camera right near the top. You should use this button to pop up the flash. Prying it up could/has broken this button.
Also, depending on what setting you are using, the flash doesn't always pop up automatically. Check to see what mode you are in, on the round dial on the left -- ie Auto, Portrait, Manual, etc. I can move sometimes without your knowledge, and this may be the problem.