I can take a picture or two then when I try to take another it wont respond. I can hold down the button for 10 or 15 seconds and most of the time it wont take the picture. This can happen in manual or auto mode. I tried a reset but to no avail. I was hoping someone has an idea before I send it in for repair.
>Hi Mike, > >Sorry to hear of your problem. > >Does this happen when you are using the built-in Speedlight? > >When the shutter does not respond: > >1. What is the Number of Images Remaining display in the >Viewfinder indicating: r00 or something else? > >2. What AF mode is the camera in: AF-A, AF-S, or AF-C? > >3. Is the Focus Lock indicator in the viewfinder On (Green Dot >on the left side)? > >Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I have plenty of space left on the card for picture and have even changed the card as a fix.
I'm in AF-A.
The Focus Lock is on, rocker switch on back of base and do not have a green indicator light.
Sounds like a trip to the repair shop is in order -- if you can get there yourself with the camera, they should be able to check it out on the spot. If not and you have a camera store locally that you frequent, you may find someone there who can check it for you.
What I'm saying about the green light is that I don't have one on the view finder. The green card access light does work fine. The focus lock is a slide switch that is either in the lock position or non lock position and it is positioned on the rear of the base. I did chg the AF from AF-A to AF-C and it did work but the shutter acted like it was taking a very low light picture, open long. Its acting like there isn't enough light to take a picture. I do appreciate everyone's time and effort in trying to help me solve this problem.
>What I'm saying about the green light is that I don't have one >on the view finder.
See #9 Focus Indicater on page 9 of the D90 Users Manual . If it is not On when the problem occurs the AF system is preventing the shutter from releasing. Changing to AF-C mode in the camera menu should allow the shutter to release.
>The green card access light does work fine.
Is it On or blinking when the problem occurs?
>The focus lock is a slide switch that is either in the >lock position or non lock position and it is positioned on the >rear of the base.
The Focus Selector Lock only locks the Multi-Selector preventing you from changing the active AF point in Single Point or Dynamic Area AF modes. It has nothing to do with the AF system locking focus as I discribed in my previous post.
>I did chg the AF from AF-A to AF-C and it >did work but the shutter acted like it was taking a very low >light picture, open long. Its acting like there isn't enough >light to take a picture. I do appreciate everyone's time and >effort in trying to help me solve this problem.
It sounds like you are shooting indoors in low light? In low light situations you must choose an AF target with as much contrast as possible in order for the AF system to lock focus.
What shutter speed and ISO are you using. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I went thru the AF menu trying each one and AF-C worked fine. I also looked thru the main menus looking for something odd and finally depleted my battery. I put the charged battery in this morning and I noticed the green dot back in the viewfinder. I set the AF to AF_A and took 63 shots without a problem. I will see what happens.
Thank you all for your suggestions, this is a great place to be a member.
Your more than welcome. It sounds like the AF system was not able to lock focus in AF-S mode so the shutter would not release. Using a good AF target should help in all but the poorest lighting. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I have had this problem in long studio shoots--and my model has provided the answer: I've not held the camera steady! Sure enough, when I've braced the camera a bit, the shutter fires without hesitation. So you might just check the nut behind the camera and see if it needs tightening.