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My D5000 does not click when I press the shutter

madhurimasil

IN
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madhurimasil Registered since 23rd Sep 2010
Thu 23-Sep-10 04:57 AM

Hi,

I have been facing a problem while taking pictures. The camera at times does not click when i press the shutter. I am not able to locate the reason for this. I tried various modes Auto/Manual/Program with AF and MF both, but it does not click.
It shows me an alert to use flash... but why should i get this alert if i am on manual mode and that too in day light.

Please help.


Thanks,
Madhurima

jpFoto

US
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#1. "RE: My D5000 does not click when I press the shutter" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Thu 23-Sep-10 09:29 PM

Hi - I'm not that familiar with the D5000, but look at page 55 of your owner's manual.

On my camera, I have a menu choice regarding focus and release. I can program it to release anytime, even if the subject is not in focus, or I can program it to release only when the subject is in focus. It would appear that your camera is programmed to release only when the subject is in focus. I don't know if you can change that setting or not. Also, on page 55, Nikon suggests that in low light situations, autofocus may have trouble focusing on the subject.

Either way, I don't think that there is anything wrong with your camera. I'm sure that another Nikonian will probably follow up with some more accurate information, so check back again.

madhurimasil

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#2. "RE: My D5000 does not click when I press the shutter" | In response to Reply # 1

madhurimasil Registered since 23rd Sep 2010
Fri 24-Sep-10 04:55 AM

Thanks so much.. will check it out!

Tippi

US
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#3. "RE: My D5000 does not click when I press the shutter" | In response to Reply # 2

Tippi Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2003
Sun 17-Oct-10 11:10 PM

Did you ever figure this out?

I bought the d5000 recently. While my other cameras can be programmed to shoot even when out of focus, I have not found a way to program the d5000 to do this.

I prefer it to shoot and let me make the decisions- I primarily shoot in manual but like to use AF when I need it.

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JosephK

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#4. "RE: My D5000 does not click when I press the shutter" | In response to Reply # 3

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Mon 18-Oct-10 04:29 AM

If you put the auto-focus mode into "continuous", the camera will fire with or without focus being achieved.

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gkaiseril

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#5. "RE: My D5000 does not click when I press the shutter" | In response to Reply # 3

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 18-Oct-10 07:48 PM

See pages 54 & 55 of your user manual for a discussion of the various focus modes.

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