Help!I have been doing photography for 22 years and last year ,slowly began the transition to digital. I have a nikon D- 100 and have continuly have problems with the auto focus.I have tried several combos of different modes and settings , my last wedding was june 12 and I can not trust the autofocus any more so I focused manuly.It has really been frustrating for me. Hope someone can help me. It could be a problem with the camera or the flash, I have sb 80 flash
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Re: auto focus problems
Generally, a Nikon AF body - lens needs something of contrast to focus on (i.e., the tux of a groom) and with a white wedding dress, the autofocus tends to go 'nuts.' You could pick a spot (a pew) to focus on and then turn AF off: during the walk-down-the-asle, just shoot when the person hits that spot. In a less-than-bright church, maybe your eyes and digital are not a prime match. You could return to a film camera -- the F100 does well in lower light.
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Go to Nikon.com and download the parts manual and the repair manual. The parts should list an exploded view. This camera needs to be kept very clean as do most sensitive photography equipment. If you crafty perhaps you can clean and repair it. P.S. If you bought the camera recently you can Buy a warranty package through Visa after repairs are made. The rates are 1/3 the cost of most extended warranties. When you purchase any electronic equipment through Visa it doubles the manufacturers warranty. For example: My 600.00 laptop cost me $66.00 for an additional 4 year warranty. So with the 1 year, you get 2 if you pay with Visa, and 4 additional. Total 6 year warranty protection. Good luck I hope this solves you problem. Please post a solved comment on fixya, so I recieve credit for the solve. This will increase my ranking on fixya.com
Vivitar makes lenses with a variety of camera mounts, most of which are bayonet style. What modern cameras they may work with depends on the lens mount. If the lenses have a Nikon mount, for example, they'll work with any Nikon DSLR. If they have a Minolta mount, they'll probably work with any Sony DSLR (Sony bought the photography business when Minolta went bankrupt). If the lenses have some other mount then they'll probably work with cameras using the same mount.
I cannot be sure but a 4.5 year old camera 'may' have an old battery. Meaning you charge it to 100% and it has something like 25% total capacity. (Especially if you used the camera a lot) You never see a battery indicator on the display when shooting... like 5 minutes after you charge
That's because the Nikon D40x does not have Live View. Up until a couple of years ago, no DSLR's had live preview, due to the design of
a DSLR over a point and shoot, as it has a pentamirror arrangement that
effectivly deflects the light path to the viewfinder and only to the sensor when
the internal mirror is raised. Early live preview models from Olympus had the
world's first Live View system by flipping the mirror so that the picture
preview could be seen on the rear monitor. Most manufacturers now incorporate
Live View into most of their models but most Nikon consumer models do not as
yet, apart from the newly relesed D90. The D40 and D40x are two year old designs
and therefore do not have the more "modern" specs of say the Olympus E520 or
Canon EOS450D. Most photographers trading up from a compact to a DSLR are
surprised when they cannot use the monitor in the same way. However for most
aspects of DSLR photography Live View is not something that is used all the
time, low down shots, macro perhaps being the most convenient use, but for
general photography there is no substitute for framing through the viewfinder,
that's what we've been used to doing for over half a century! Besides as pointed
out previously a DSLR is often too heavy to hand hold at arms length especially
with a long lens.
Can't be done. Digital SLR cameras only view through the eyepiece, unless they have a "live view" function, which the D40 does not. The LCD is therefore for viewing an image after it is shot, and setting your menu options.