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Why does or how to take pics looking threw the monitor? It shuts off fast. Is there a certain set up?

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The D40x works as SLRs have worked for half a century. You view and compose through the optical viewfinder. Nikon introduced the LiveView capability into their DSLRs with the D300 and D3, introduced well after the D40x. On the D40x, the monitor is for menus, settings, and review of previously taken photos. It cannot be used for shooting as on more recent cameras.

Sorry if that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but there it is.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • kakima Mar 26, 2011

    I should also have added that custom setting #15 controls how long the monitor stays on before timing out.

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