Sometimes, when trying to photograph a landscape in landscape mode, on clicking the shutter button, the camera focuses apparently correctly but then it does not actually take the photo. Moving the camera to a slightly diffeerent direction cures it, apparently...
#1. "RE: My D5000 won't shoot!" | In response to Reply # 0gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 08-Feb-11 01:19 PM | edited Tue 08-Feb-11 01:22 PM by gkaiseril
Are you sure the camera really achieved focus?
Was the 'focus indicator' lighted?
Check page 55 of your D5000 user reference. It maybe that the scene has too many fine details or lack of contrast that prevent the AF system from working.
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#2. "RE: My D500 won't shoot!" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 08-Feb-11 07:46 PM
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If the AF target does not have enough contrast the AF system may not be able to lock focus. In Landscape exposure mode, the AF system is set to Single Servo (AF-S) mode and the shutter will not release unless focus is locked.
As George wrote above, check page 55 in the D5000 Users Manual .
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