20 Most Recent Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens - Page 5 Questions & Answers

Fuzzy pictures are most often caused by not holding the camera steady enough it's the number one problem with shooting "Live View". It's not the camera nor the memory card it's the person that's taking the picture. Sorry if that was to blunt. Now saying that not all the pictures will be blurry if you are shooting in full auto the camera is correcting for different scenes and lighting conditions so some will have a faster shutter then others so faster shutter speed will produce less blurry pictures.

Okay the memory card thing you should never swap memory card between cameras unless you format them first. Formatting wold remove all the pictures so what you did was really not good, I can get into a whole lot of issues why not but to keep this short It's not a good idea to swap card.

Transferring pictures from the camera to the computer requires having the camera software installed on the computer first. There are different sequences or flow of connectivity between camera makes one thing for sure is you don't "just unplug it" that is a sure fire way of corrupting the memory card.

With the camera turned off . The proper transfer sequence for your camera will be listed in the owners manual but, normally you connect the cable (if you connected a cable between it was the right cable) to the computer USB port not a hub or a keyboard. Then to the camera digital out put which looks like a mini USB port. Some will have you turn it on while others will have you press the "playback" button for about a second when it come on there will be a download screen appear on the computer, read your manual.

Okay after you have downloaded the pictures to the computer you need to format the memory card sound all complicated now but as you get onto it it's like breathing, you just do it.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011

having experience with nikon repair service i would say it is cheaper to replace this lens.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011

there is a way to "reset" the camera to the factory defaults. this will get it working . turn on the camera, there are two "green dots" near buttons on the camera. one is near the on-off switch, the other is on the lower left back of the camera. after the camera is turned on, press and hold both of the green dot buttons together for a few seconds. release the buttons, most of the cameras controls will now be reset. turn the know on the top right of the camera to the little green icon, this is full auto setting. Most nikons will not take a picture if there is not a memory card in the camera! the see if it is not working because there is no card, turn on the camera and press the upper left button on the rear of the camera. it will tell you if it has a card or not. if it has a card installed you should be able to take a picture.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

You have 9-10 contacts on the lens which mate to 9-10 contacts in the camera. All need to have good connection, which may require a q-tip and a little rubbing alcohol. Make sure it is dry before you mount up the lens. Should work.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

hi there,

what kind of lens do you use? D40 only support AF-S type to run the autofocus properly

have you switched the focus selector on the lens to A/M mode?
if you have but the autofocus is still not working, i assume that the lens-motor has broken


Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011

hi there...

have you switched the selector on the lens to A/M mode?

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011

Not sure how you are downloading the pictures to the computer but starting from scratch check the SD card to make sure the lock is in the "open" position here is a diagram for that. It doesn't matter that it has Kodak on it, I took this as a screen shot and wrote on it to show the unlock position of that annoying little switch. see more below diagram
Make sure the pictures have been downloaded to the computer at this point as the lock would have prevented this from happening. Now what you need to do is format the card not delete format. The manual I have is a reference check your manual for this procedure. Formatting should be done each time you download pictures to the computer, new memory cards or taking one memory card from one camera and putting it in another. Format, Format and yes format Cheers for now

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jan 07, 2011

You cannot take a picture when your camera has not been focused yet. This is done by pointing your selected focus point on your subject, then click the shutter button halfway / half-pressed until you here a beep or see a dot on the lower left portion of your viewfinder. Once you have locked your focus, press the shutter button all the way down to take the shot.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 27, 2010

The command dial is the knurled wheel that falls under your right thumb when you hold the camera in shooting position. It's used in conjunction with the buttons on the camera to change settings.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010

Take some shots, take your memory card out and insert into a card reader and see if the shots are there. If yes, then camera is taking shots. If not, then something else is wrong. Theoretically, if the LCD is cracked or broken, the camera should still work, just not the shot preview or getting to the menu system. Why waste time with the shot preview? I never use it. While someone is looking at the shot they just made, I'm busy taking the next shot, which might be the better.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Take it to the nearest Camera Shop.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010

If the D40 monitor showed you the image while taking the picture, there was something seriously wrong with the camera, which now appears to have fixed itself.

The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, giving you the image through the viewfinder. The LiveView capability, allowing you to use the LCD monitor like a point&shoot camera, is a relatively new development, which Nikon introduced with the D3 and D300 a year after the D40.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010

hey, I am having the same problem with mine! I asked the same question on here with no response. I have recharged the battery, reset the camera, and everything but i don't know what to do...do you ever figure anything out? let me know: [email protected] thanks!!! :)

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

You could set the ISO to a higher number or use the flash.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010

the voltage on the flash hot shoe contacts (center pin and rail connector) can be as high as 140V DC and this voltage is backfed into the camera through its hotshoe connector. There are adapters that can be bought that isolate this voltage that go between the flash and the camera, but different camera makers have different ratings for the flash voltage. My Vivitar 220 has 122 volts across the contacts from 4 AA batteries! Canon recommends nothing over 6v but Fuji says 60v and others dont say anything. SLR's used a mechanical trigger, modern digi cams use an electronic trigger. Also Digcams use electronic metering for exposure so they dont take into consideration the addition of another flash unless they do a preflash, TTL metering and the flash unit is capable of recharging in about 1/10th second. YOu may have to do some post processing or set the camera on manual to adjust the exposure.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010

Do you have it in aperture or shutter priority modes? If so, do you also have exposure compensation set to overexpose? If you have it in manual mode, then you will, of course, have to make the adjustments each time.

If you have it in auto mode, it should be correcting the exposure for you, unless you have manually set the ISO to some very high level. Another potential issue would be that you have selected spot metering and you are metering on a very dark area, hence the camera is overexposing to make up for that.

I'd recommend setting the camera to auto-ISO and auto exposure and see how it works. If that checks out, then you can correct any settings in other modes.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 13, 2010

Press up/down on the histogram to cycle through the different views of your picture.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010


Nikon D40... | Answered on Dec 06, 2010

That's the way the D40 works. The monitor is for menus and picture review, not to show images before shooting. Nikon introduced the LiveView capablitily with the D3 and the D300, introduced after the D40. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, giving you the image through the viewfinder.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Nov 27, 2010

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