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CharlieChan Registered since 24th Apr 2012Tue 24-Jul-12 03:15 PM
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"Strange issue with D3000 and 18-55mm VR lens"


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Just bought a D3000 kit with an 18-55mm VR lens. The pictures came out all dark, even under bright sunlight; the objects seen thru the view finder are also very dark. I posted the pictures here:

http://s787.photobucket.com/albums/yy159/petrusky70/_Mua/0712/D3000/

the camera setting shows extreme underexposure (pic 19) and reports "Subject is too dark" (Pic 20) although the environment is bright with sunlight.

I tried using another lens of mine (a 18-55mm non VR) and the pictures are fine, please compare pix 11-14 (VR lens) with pix 15-18 (non VR lens) of same objects, same light condition, same camera settings.

Then I used the "bad" lens with my D40 and it's also fine.

Results: The D3000 and the VR lens are OK by themselves if used with other lens or other camera but not if used together.

Any idea why? Thanks!

  

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011Tue 24-Jul-12 06:28 PM
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#1. "RE: Strange issue with D3000 and 18-55mm VR lens"
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Is the lens locking into place properly, so that all the contacts are made? You should hear a definite click when the lens is in place.

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CharlieChan Registered since 24th Apr 2012Tue 24-Jul-12 08:12 PM
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#2. "RE: Strange issue with D3000 and 18-55mm VR lens"
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Yes, I paid attention when mounting the lens and hear the click every time. As said the "bad" lens works fine on the D40 but not on the D3000. I also mounted the lens on a film camera F60, although I can't take pictures due to no film but the objects seen thru the viewfinder are at least clear and bright as with the eyesight, while on the D3000, the objects thru the viewfinder are as dark as come out in the pictures.

the situation:
D3000 with other lens OK
"bad" lens with other cameras OK
D3000 with "bad" lens deliver very dark pictures.

Thanks!

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 26-Jul-12 02:32 AM
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#3. "RE: Strange issue with D3000 and 18-55mm VR lens"
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Hi Charlie,

Since the lens works on other bodies, I would suspect that the stop down mechanism on the camera is defective or bent.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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Marty

  

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