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Nikon D40 (very dark photographs)

We recently had a problem with our D40 where the lens was damaged and broke away from the camera. It broke some of the contacts on the lens.
The camera we were assured is fine - however, even with the newly repaired lens the images are still very dark. We took it to a photo shop who said it may be the contacts still or maybe an issue with the camera and we'd need to send it back to the manufacturer. Anyone got any bright ideas as to what could be wrong?

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  • nshaw May 11, 2010

    If you try varying the amount of light you're shooting in, does it make any difference to how dark the photos turn out?
    It sounds like it could be the exposure meter that's having issues. When you look through the viewfinder you should see the scale at the bottom showing how over/under-exposed your shot will turn out. You may want to switch to Manual mode so the camera doesn't automatically try to adjust the shutter speed/aperture to correct the exposure.

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If lens has aperture ring make sure its set to highest aperture (f22 etc). With nikon CPU lenses, all exposure metering is done inside lens, sounds like lens still has problems. Try another lens to test camera body, camera shop should be willing to help with this.

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