Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Need help with D5100 issue


2 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
rpeker Registered since 07th Mar 2012
Wed 07-Mar-12 11:08 AM | edited Wed 07-Mar-12 11:11 AM by rpeker

Hello all,

We have a 6 month old D5100. About a month ago, it began to have an issue where every other picture is broken up into 3 seperate lighting parts. The top part is very dark (no light), the middle is normal, and the bottom is very bright. This happens with or without the flash, and regardless of the settings. I have tried using compressed air to gently blow out the mirror area in case it was sticking, but to no avail. Again this only happens every other shot. We have reset all settings in the menu, but it seems to be something physical rather than a setting.

Below are pictures to see what the issue is. Any help or ideas would be greatly welcomed!