Question about Nikon Cameras
If you are shooting objects outside with a telephoto lens, the background can influence the exposure settings if it is center weighted with a large area. The D70 sets this in the setup menu, under item 11 (Center wtd). Check to see if it is set to one of the lower settings. When you shoot general area shots or use it indoors, the exposure weighting won't be such a factor.
This problem would show up mostly when you shot high contrast shots for instance, if you shot a person outside with a bright sky in the background. Changing the exposure weighting to a small center weighted area will cause the camera to set exposure based on the person rather than the background. This will make the sky more overexposed, though.
You may have to experiment a little with the setting to get it to expose the way you want. Try both higher and lower settings before you decide what you really like.
This, by the way, is the last major area where digital cameras can't do what film does. The range of light that digital can shoot is much more limited than film. Normally, in shots where there isn't such a large range of light objects to dark objects, digital is great. For that small percentage of shots where there is a large contrast difference (think about a sunset), digital isn't able to duplicate what film does.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
Assuming you have new batteries and the camera lens cover is opening when turned on. Try switching to any mode other than automatic, turn off the flash, and press the shutter button. Many cameras have a safety feature that prevents the flash capacitor from charging if the case is opened. This is to lessen the chance of electric shock. They usually use one or two of the screws along the perimeter of the camera to complete a circuit that lets the processor know that the case is closed. Verify that all the screws are in place along the perimeter of your camera, and that there are no gaps along the perimeter seams. If you're missing a screw, try using one of the others to replace it.
If they're all there, next thing to check is the batteries. The brand that you're using may have reached its shelf life, or just may not have sufficient power to charge the flash capacitor. Try a better brand, or better yet rechargeable NiMH batteries.
If the above didn't help, then the flash tube or its circuit is probably at fault. In this case, would then recommend professional repair. This repair is somewhat difficult, requires some soldering, has some danger of electrical shock, and goes beyond what I'd like to describe here
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
Testimonial: "Many thanks, the camera is fairly new but just out of warranty. I have tried all your suggestions but still no luck. Off to he repair shop!"
SOURCE: every thing seems Ok except
Soun dlike a problem with CCD (Charge Coupled Device) sensor; when a picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light
coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of
tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The
number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated
charge, is measured, then converted to a digital value. This last step
occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an
In order to correct this issue, the repair facility needs to replace the CCD. This is not something you may do on your own; this, isn't a good new, but hope helps to solve it.
Posted on Jun 14, 2011
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