This happened once last weekend, and has now happened three times today. When I first turn the camera on, take a shot it records the image but I get an err in the top LCD and viewfinder. I press the shutter button again, it clicks, not a click like when taking a picture, almost like the shutter is stuck. Any one else experience this?. Only does when I turn the camera on after a sustained period of non use, couple of hours maybe.
yes - my D2H (not s) does exactly the same thing. You'll probably find that first pic is a bit overexposed as well. The shutter is catching on something. I took it to the shop in the hope it was the light meter and they'd replace it for free but, sad to say, it wasn't. They offered to replace the shutter for about A$500 but since I'd already had this problem for about a year and it's not getting any worse I thought I'd probably be better off ignoring it and saving for my next camera body instead. I reckon I've probably shot 50-100,000 pics with this problem, so I'm not too put out by it.
Ah yes - whereas you lot in the USA have excellent service (surprisingly good from what I read on these forums), we in sunny Western Australia have to suffer a fairly indifferent old bunch - at least they haven't lost my camera like one of the sports photogs I know. Still, your post is good news for the OP
Hi Bruce, I bought my D2h from the states ,I too live in sunny west Aust , but the sevice here is not good , so I sent it to the good old USA , they repaired it for free and sent it back for free, total cost to me was $35.oo AU , not bad eh Cheers Stewart
Had this same problem to a D2H. I've posted on this before. It was a year out of warranty. Nikon repaired it as B1, $375. They confirmed that there was nothing I did to cause it to malfunction. I asked for possibly an accomodation, but no dice. I paid for it.
As some other poster said, you may be able to live with it until (or if) it really becomes an issue.