Tried to get into Live View today, and it isn't working. I get an error code of r10 in the top lcd. Went through all the steps in the manual, and looked at all my setup items, and AI don't see anything that would prevent it from working. Any help? Thanks.
The r10 is not an error fault but the buffer "remaining shots count". just to ask have you verified the command dial is locked in 'lv' (gotta ask, done it myself), have you tried going past lv than back from possible contact issue? what is the battery charge level?, if less than half have you tried to charge batt or replace w/ a full charge batt? have you tried a different lens? just some things to throw out there.
Thanks a million! You saved me from further PPS suffering. (Premature Panic Syndrome)
I had been using my 50mm AF-D lens and LV didn't seem to work. Panic set in. So this morning I tried several AF-S lenses and everything worked fine. So after further investigation, I found that none of my AF-D lenses would work in Live View. Hmmm... So I fiddled with camera setup a little and changed the setting of the Aperture (menu item f9) from Aperture Ring to Sub-Command dial, and ...shazam! It all worked fine. Mystery solved. Doh. You must not use aperture ring! Oh well, fine.
But what about my AI-S lenses? Could I use the aperture ring with those? Yes. I'm not sure why that works, but not the AF-D lenses, but now I have the answers, so panic subsides (heavy sigh of satisfaction).
Again, thanks a million! Nikonians continues to be a great resource.
I had this all typed last nite and hit post than the site crashed, hope I can remember everything. I think it may have to do w/ the cpu in the D lens telling the camera 'you can control me' where as the ai & ai-s not having this require the aperture coupling to know where you are at for metering.
You may be right, but I think it's a software flaw on Nikon's part. If you can control the aperture from the aperture ring using standard autofocus, why souldn't it also work with Live View? Looks to me like someone just overlooked this little detail. But I can live with it now that I know what's going on.