20 Most Recent Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens Questions & Answers


Bakground of the photo is a bit blurry

this is, in most cases, a desired effect (bokeh) which is used to "detach" the subject from the background avoiding the viewer of the picture to be distracted by the background. This technique is widely used in portraits. This effect effect will be more pronounced when the lens is wide open (in your case it should be f/3.5 if I remember well...). To practice you may try the following: set you camera to "A" mode and take one picture of something (it should not be a landscape) using the smallest aperture after this take the same pic using the biggest aperture. With the lower f number you should get a blurry background and with the biggest the backgroud should be in focus!
4/11/2022 3:33:33 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Apr 11, 2022

Error:press shutter release button again

You can try removing the lens and putting it back again but if its still giving you the error message, you need to have the camera repaired by a technician.
1/28/2022 11:45:54 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jan 28, 2022

Nikon d40

Take the lens off and continue pressing the shutter untill it doesn't react anymore, you should then have a normal menu without the error message.Put your lens on and you're all sorted.Cheaper and less hassle than sending it to Nikon.
1/28/2022 11:41:04 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jan 28, 2022

Nikon D40 green light flashing even when off

Sorry to hear this. Dropping something on concrete creates a high G force. Can you make sure the battery is fully charged before you put it in. If you have a good battery and all it does is blink something must have been broken. I think a D40 is a rather old camera too. Sorry I do not think I can help you. In most times a LED green blinking means it is charging. When carrying a camera you should wrap the strap around your wrist. If you do it correctly if you drop your camera it will not hit the ground. It is best to keep it from dropping on the ground.
2/7/2018 2:40:43 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Feb 07, 2018

Nikon D40 - The memory card will not stay in. If

hi Jfurbees. this is all i could think off just to help you out in till you can get it fixed. I don't have a permanent fix, but one thing that works is folding up a small piece of paper and holding it over the memory card while closing the cover so that the cover pushes on the paper which holds the memory card in place automatically when the cover is closed. You just have to experiment to get the folded paper the right size and thickness. Again, its not a fix, but it has worked for me. I shone a really bright light into the SD slot and sure enough, behind the gold springs at the bottom of the card slot, was a tiny black sliver of plastic that moved slightly when I tipped the camera. About 3mm long. I removed the camera battery. Then I got a big long sewing needle, and with some very gentle manouvering, so as not to scratch anything inside the camera's SD slot, it fell out just when I was about to give up. After I'd got the plastic sliver out, I trimmed the splintered edge of the SD card and put it back in this is not to say it will work for you but give it a try but this will be at your own risk.
12/1/2017 9:27:30 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Dec 01, 2017

Nikon d40 error

The only thing you can do is send it to Nikon for repair.
7/19/2017 10:51:45 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jul 19, 2017

I Have a Nikon D40 DSLR and a Vivatar zoom thyristor flash unit. I want to fire it off camera in a dark with my shutter in bulb setting when sound is made. any Ideas?

I should add to my answer to your other post, that in a long exposure you can also fire the remote flash manually.
1/25/2017 4:21:25 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jan 25, 2017

This battery cant be use choose the one designated for this camera

Use the proper battery for your camera take your camera to besrbuy and ask them which one.
8/9/2014 7:47:46 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Aug 09, 2014

USB will not recognize digital camera

Go here and down load the appropriate software for your camera.
7/25/2014 9:39:55 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jul 25, 2014

D60 connected to my computer but win dows is not recognizing it

I can't give you specific step-by-step instructions without knowing what version of Windows you have, but it sounds like either Windows Plug-N-Play either does not know that your camera is connected or the correct driver program for your camera is not installed in Windows. Go to Nikon's website and download and install the latest drivers for the D60 and then go to the Windows Control Panel and using the Installation program to install the drivers. There should be instructions on the Nikon website.
7/18/2014 12:29:52 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jul 18, 2014

Hi, i am using nikon d40 my problem is that i was using 18-55 lens after some years there was green spots on my pics when clicked,i started using 18-105 mm nikkor lens my problem was solved but now af

The D40 is a low end camera, but before you discard it, I would contact the closest Nikon repair depot (see the Nikon website for the location) and ask them for a repair estimate. You will then be able to decide if it is better to have it repaired or replace it with a newer model.
7/2/2014 5:44:31 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jul 02, 2014

Shutter release disabled

Usually caused by a failure of the motor in the aperture unit.
6/19/2014 1:08:02 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jun 19, 2014

Does the DX40 shoot video?

Do you mean the Nikon D40x? The D40x does not shoot video. Sorry.
6/6/2014 2:32:55 PM • Nikon D40... • Answered on Jun 06, 2014

Nikon D40 will not take a picture.

I fixed it!! Turn the lens to Manual mode (moving to M). Twist the very tip of the lens till it unlocks.

If you twist the lens on the end far enough on the end to the right you will find it "locks". This is what is causing the screeching sound,, it's locked and can't auto focus. Twist the very end to the left till it releases. This fixed it for me.
5/23/2014 2:07:31 AM • Nikon D40... • Answered on May 23, 2014
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