After resetting some menu items I found after depressing the shutter release that the viewfinder window remains black until I release the shutter button. After going through all the menu items that seemed to apply, I called Nikon. The rep said he had never heard of the problem and had me reset all to the defaults. The viewfinder window then showed the view (was not black) after the shot without having to release the shutter button. Super.
Made a few changes to the menus - ITS BAAACK. Has anyone else encountered this problem and do you know what menu item or combination causes this to happen? This happens with several different lenses on the D3100.
#3. "RE: D3100 Shutter Release Problem" In response to Reply # 0
I have used the camera several times since and have not had a re-occurrence of the problem. If I am initiating this by the way I handle the camera, it is not something I have been able to make happen again with my normal shooting procedures.
When I reported the problem to Nikon, the rep had me read back the camera menu settings I was using and he didn't hear anything untoward. Guess I'll keep an eye on the two possible causes suggested here and see if I inadvertently invoke them again.
#4. "RE: D3100 Shutter Release Problem" In response to Reply # 0
Tallahassee, Florida, US
I'm guessing, because I don't have a D3100, but I think you're describing how quiet mode works. You press the button and the mirror comes up to take the picture, but the mirror doesn't return until you release the button.