20 Most Recent Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens - Page 7 Questions & Answers


There's nothing wrong with your camera. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, using a mirror to project the image through the viewfinder. The live view feature is a relatively recent development among dSLRs, previously available only on point&shoot cameras.

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


That depends on where you get it. The D40 is a discontinued product so there is no manfacturer-set price.

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


try these:-
  • connect it to pc and on it
  • vaccum the barrel of lens
  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
  • shake it.
  • on and off in different positions
  • hit the part near lens softly with palm (trust me this made mine work)

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are areas of your photo which have been overexposed and lost all detail so they are pure white. This is generally considered a bad thing, and the camera is warning you. It's only a warning, since the camera doesn't know what effect you're trying for. These areas will come out pure white in the resulting photo when you look at it on the computer (and/or when you print it, obviously).

The correct fix is to reduce exposure to bring back the details. This may lead to losing details in the shadows, but that isn't considered to be as bad. After all, we don't expect to see things in the dark.

That was the long answer. The short answer is to repeatedly press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


The next time your pics are safely on your computer, put the card back into the camera, go into the menu and find "format"....follow the on-screen instructions to completely erase and optimize your card. The 7 pics should be gone.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


If you're using a wired remote, you don't have to do anything special. Simply use the button on the remote instead of the shutter release button on the camera.

If you're using an infrared remote, set your camera's shooting mode to one of the remote modes. Quick-response mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote, Delayed mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


First make sure your lens are clean on both ends. Also make sure your mirror is also clean, Althought it flips up when you press the shutter, it's a good habit to keep. Now the sticking shutter could be a peoblem with your shutter mechanism. I have a few Nikons and my D70's shutter mechanism went bad and had to be replaced. It started sticking here and there. Then it started fluttering several times at once. Then it just got stuck. Repair for that is around $180 - $200. Not fun!!! :(

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010


What you're referring to is called "live view". The D40 does not have that feature. Althought cheaper point and shoot cameras do, your camera takes better pictures than all point and shoot do.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010


If you're using a wireless remote, set the camera's shooting mode to one of the remote modes. The quick-response mode shoots as soon as you press the button on the remote. The delayed mode waits two seconds for you to hide your hand behind your back before it shoots.

If you're using a wired remote, you don't have to do anything different. Just use the button on the remote instead of the button on the camera.

If you want to run the camera under computer control, you'll have to use Nikon CapturePro or an equivalent program.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Sep 07, 2010


Hello

OK, if the problem does not respond at all it is most probably a main circuit fault, if the camera attempts to turn on, you can try this.

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful.

Regards
Andrea

Nikon D40... | Answered on Aug 31, 2010


Go to bhphoto.com and click on their used equipment section. You can describe your equipment and get an estimate of what they would pay you for it. You can sell it to them or if you want to sell it yourself, just add 50% to their estimate.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


You need a sensor cleaning. You can do this yourself with the proper equipment. Just google the words "cleaning a DSLR sensor". You will find plenty of sites explaining the procedure with pictures and a list of supplies and sources. It's easy!

Nikon D40... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


I found these specs on various lens and compatibilites:

Compatible Lenses*1: Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor: 1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported; 2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus; 3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus; 4) Other AF Nikkor*1/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II; 5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; 6) IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used.

Has this lens worked before in the autofocus mode? If it has, there is a mechanical or electronic problem within the body of the camera. If it hasn't worked in autofocus, you might only have manual focusing as an option.
I would run it by a camera repair shop, just to see what they think.
It might be a simple interlock problem, you never know.
Good luck, however, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps.

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


You can get the English and Spanish versions of all free Nikon software from
http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

Nikon D40... | Answered on Aug 23, 2010


There's a diopter adjustment control just to the right of the viewfinder. Try adjusting it while looking through the viewfinder.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Aug 20, 2010


In your owner's manual, there should be a page with a picture of all the icons in your display. Find out there what the arrow means.

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


While viewing a picture, press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jul 31, 2010


try using a different usb port. might be the pc just can't detect your cam.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jul 29, 2010


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.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010


First, make sure that there is a memory card on the camera itself, the camera has a mode that will allow you to take sample shots even if you have no memory card.

If there is a memory card, make sure that you press on the Play button to be able to view the pictures you took.

Nikon D40... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010

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