Question about Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

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In my view finder the image is dark or completely black. If I pressed the shutter release a couple of times I'm able to take photos but the problem returns

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Hi, First question is does this happen with another lens. If so then it is the camera, if not it is the lens. If you determine it is the camera take the lens off look inside do you see the sensor or do you see the mirror. My guess is sometimes you see the sensor. What does that mean, the mirror that swings up out of the way is sticking up. If you determine that is the issue call Nikon digital 1-800-645-6689.

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Depending on how you hold your camera, your nose is touching the button that switches between viewfinder and screen. The switch is the button that looks like a TV.

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