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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:59 pm 
...as the topic says... Just taking pictures with the 70-300vr and I only heard it half cycle and -err- was flashing on the lcd. Took a bit to really get what was happening but figured out that pressing the shutter again would get it back down.
So, anyone else have this yet? I've had mine 5 months with 2500/3000 actuations. Earlier when it first happened it did it with both the 70-300 and with the Tamron 17-50. When I just took some more pics with the 50 1.8d it worked fine. Was even able to get some burst out that lasted more than one shot.
Emailed Nikon's customer service but won't hear back till tuesday at the earliest. I googled this and 5 weeks seems to be how long Nikon will take to fix it. Appearently it's happened to at least one other D7000 and a D90....
edit...another thing somewhere on the internet suggest the battery indicater on the lcd shows an 'optimistic' level and is trying to function with low charge. But I think that was ruled out...
A video of the same problem with someone else,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SxnsIqieWs


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 11:39 am 
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Presume you don't have `mirror lock up` set by mistake.

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:27 am 
If by having it in mirror up you read that I said it later worked again in continuous. And today I was switching it to live view and the mirror came up and shutter opened but the display never came on. If that is how mirror up works then...


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:00 am 
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You posted. I read & replied.
9 days later nothing appears to have changed.

Haven't you sent it in for inspection yet? Still no response from Nikon?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:37 pm 
Here's another symptom, see if you think something's off...

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1/4000s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso100
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1/4000s f/6.3 at 17.0mm iso100
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1/4000s f/6.3 at 50.0mm iso100

Shutter kinda staying open longer than programed for much? The bottom pic was when the camera wasn't being pissy. Can't even tell it's noon lol


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:21 pm 
You're probably under quiet mode.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:13 am 
uhhh...I don't know...exiftool says it was single frame for all of them...and that still doesn't explain why the live view didn't work and why the shutter started to stay open a weeee bit longer than it was supposed to


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:57 am 
make sure you're not under Q mode in the shutter mode.

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make sure it's set here.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:04 am 
I think you missed the sarcasm... Watch this, it be the second time I linked to it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SxnsIqieWs
I had respect for you but give up ob the quiet mode. I wouldn't take the pos camera to a 24 car race with 18000rpm OPEN PIPED v8 motors that even run 80/90% throttle under braking to use it in a mode not made to disturb things. Again, explain live view and how a 1/4000s f8 100iso exposure pic is that over exposed. Really, go take one
http://www.pbase.com/shaunr/bad_camera
Look at the exif's


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:20 am 
As to why your exposures are off, you shot those in manual mode according to the EXIF, so you can hardly blame that on the camera


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:36 am 
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You seem to be shooting everything @ 1/4000th sec. :? Also -2 exp bias & 100 ISO might have something to do with the last one being dark.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:09 pm 
Also not sure why you complained at oldCarlos and palakaboy for their suggestions.

You can not be in quiet mode or mirror lock up whilst being in continuous shooting, so to me they are both good suggestions which might be quiet likely judging from your experience.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:53 pm 
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Was even able to get some burst out that lasted more than one shot.

Miss that sentence? Like how I was shocked that when I tried to use continuous it lasted longer than one shot? Like I had tried continuous when I wasn't working and it only worked once... Get past it. I know where the different setttings are on that dial and I've been forced to use single for a month now. And third time, watch the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SxnsIqieWs


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Why are you being @rsey about it when folk have been trying to help :? Have I missed something?

Again though i'll ask, have you still not spoken ti Nikon about it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:09 pm 
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I think I read somewhere that the DSLR camera manufacturers average around a 7% defect percentage out of the factory, and by most standards it's considered acceptable.

No big deal, just get another one ... it's under warranty.

Here's some data...

http://www.photography-basics.net/buyin ... pment.html


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