Top 10 Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens Questions & Answers

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Use LCD instead of view finder in Nikon D40

Hi there,

My father in law just got Nikon D40 as gift. He finds the view finder is hard to check the object before shooting it. He prefers the object displaying in the LCD instead so that I can have a clear view of the object that he wants to take.
Please help me how to set this up!

Thanks for your help!

D.A

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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.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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memory card is locked slide write position

memory card is locked slide write position

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hey, itsactually not your camera at all.Take your memory card,there should be a little white thing on the side of it,just push it the other way and wola!!! fixed! simple as that ...hope i helped you. vanessa

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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shutter release disabled recharge battery

shows this problem with a recharge battery message.Tried with full battery charge and still has the same message. the message reads shutter release disabled.

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If you are using the same battery, it could be it has reached the end of life. The charger can indicate the battery is fully charged, because the voltage has reached a correct level, but still the battery can have one or more bad cells. So as soon as you start using the battery, it can lose enough energy to give this nasty message. If you put in another battery and still have the same message, there must be a serious problem in the camera.
To check your battery, just after the camera has given this message, with a multi meter. You will see the voltage has dropped at least 1,2 volt beneath the voltage printed on the battery. The typical 7 volt Nikon battery, will give 8 volt on the multi meter. But placed in the camera it will drop to 7 volt. If the multi meter reading is less then 7 volt it has at least one bad cell and should be replaced.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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Nikon D40 will not take a picture.

The camera turns on as normal but when I try to take a shot it will not function. The battery is fully charged and the camer is set on automatic. The flash will pop up but the shutter will not click.

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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.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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how do i remove histogram from nikon d40 display

the histogram on nikon d40 is on display cannot remove

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with the histogram visible on the screen, simply press the "down" arrow on the navigation dial. This will scroll through several on-screen options, until you get back to the playback screen you want

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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How do I get my nikon d40 to take Black white pictures?

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You CAN!!! shoot in b/w with a d40, the only thing is you can't shoot in auto mode it has to be manual , aperture priority, or shutter prioirity. Go into menu - shooting mode - optimize image. you'll find it in there.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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nikon d40

i"ve a nikon d40 camera when tryed the shutter release button it shows error press shutter release button and try again

The same problem, Err: Press shutter release button again.

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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.
olly

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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problems taking pictures with nikon d40

I am a band photographer. My Nikon D40 is normally a fantastic camera... except for tonight! My camera wouldn't focus! I had to press the shutter button about four times in order to take a single picture! Can someone please help me?

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Chances are good that it's not your camera, but your lens. In a darker atmosphere, you need a fast lens, meaning you need a lens that has a wide aperture (1.4 to 2.8) I'm guessing you're using a lens thats' 3.5 or larger. (Yes, the larger apertures have the smaller numbers)

If your camera was spending all it's time moving in and out trying to focus, it's probably because there was not enough light for the camera to distinguish a focal point. Same thing happens when you shoot a solid blue sky. No focal point.

Help me understand by telling me what lens you're using and what settings you were using on the camera.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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Zoom ring on 18-55 mm lens is locked/stuck

The zoom ring on my 18-55mm lens (the one that came with my D-40 kit) is locked/stuck. I can't turn it at all. Any ideas?
-Jordan

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Are you sure it's the zoom ring that's stuck, and not the focus ring? The focus ring doesn't move when the camera is in autofocus.
If it's indeed the zoom ring that's stuck, you can spend more money than the lens is worth in repairs, or buy a replacement (circa 35 dollars on ebay) for dreadfully cheap. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Computer cant find USB drivers for Nikon d40

When I attach my Nikon D40 camera to the comnputer it says it is installing software for the camera. Then it says it cant find the software. I am at a loss as to how to fix this. It is looking for the USB driver for the D40.

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I had the same problem with my D40x - I changed my USB cable to a much more robust one and all my problems went away.
You shouldn't need a driver, most OS's will recognise it as an imaging device.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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