Nikon D50 While shooting pictures the shutter button stopped work
While shooting pictures the shutter button all of a sudden stopped working, I can press it but it does not take the picture. I am not sure if I may have touched or pushed something to changing a setting or what. I am obviously a novice. I have had the camera about 5 years and use it when the point and shoot is not quite enough, mostly when shooting my grandchildren and architecture when traveling.
Currently we are in the BVI or the winter and I do not have my book with me to help trouble shoot. Any assistance will be appreciated.
Thanks, Sheila Whiting
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Sounds like a settings issue please provide more information such as what is your camera set at; ISO, Shutter speed, F-Stop & how are you using it, manual mode. Aperture priority, shutter priority or Auto? I would need this info to further direct you in trouble shooting your issue.
Set the camera's shooting mode to one of the two remote modes. Quick-response remote takes a picture as soon as you push the button on the remote. Delayed-response remote waits two seconds so you can hide the remote behind your back.
According to what you say, it seems that you selected B (Bulb) as shutter speed (and MANUAL mode).
First, check whether you are on MANUAL mode ("M"); then, check your shutter speed. If it's really in "bulb" mode, all you have to do is dialing the speed button down to figures that match your subject's light conditions and your other preferences involved in the exposure (ISO, lens apperture).
Sports mode gives you a high shutter speed. Continuous just allows the camera to keep taking pictures as long as you hold the shutter button and keep the autofocus moving. You need very high Iso capabilities (6400+) and very fast lenses (f1.8, f2.0, f2.8) to shoot indoor sports and night games under lights and stop motion without a very powerful flash system. Standard consumer stuff just can't do it and even with a good flash it cannot work very far. You can set the camera to night mode and it will give you your highest iso and slow shutter speeds but you will end up with motion blur. I shoot a D300($1600) and a 70-200mm F2.8($1900) and I can just barely get away with it. To do it right cost about $8000! I'm now professionally shooting just to pay for the next camera. Hobby too Hell in a hurry.
I have this problem too - Nikon have looked at the camera and said I set up a custom setting so that the focus only works when you press the AE/AF Button (!). I also had a problem with the flash not working - its looking like this is a known problem. I think I was sold a Turkey