Focus beeper doesn't work when taking picture. Menu set it to 3 (HI), settings worked. Autofocus set to AF-S. Get a message, r04, in upper LCD. Camera is focusing, but no beep. Also, not on Q or any movie settings. Any ideas? Thanks, mar685
This could just be that the camera is trying to focus but cannot quite get what it considers to be a good enough lock. Does the green dot focus indicator in the viewfinder come on? What type of subject are you trying to focus on, and what is the lighting like?
The "r04" is not an error code, it's a count of the number of shots that will fit in the camera buffer, and always appears when you press the shutter release - it's just that we generally don't notice it when things work OK
Brian, Thanks for your reply. The subject matter varies from in my house to the mountains in my backyard. The pictures come out alright but I don't see a green dot, only a white one. This is a new 16-85mm lens I've been playing with. I'm going to try the 18-140mm that I've used since I bought the camera. I always had the beep turned off but for some reason I tried to put it on today. I just tried my other lens and it focuses perfectly, but no beep. May call Nikon Monday if all else fails. Thanks for the r04 info. Martin
Andy, You were correct!!! Thanks to all the others for their help. Incidentally, I not only read the manual but read 2 other books dedicated to the D7100 and found nothing helpful. One more question, Andy. Is there any setting for the camera to turn off after a certain time when not being used? I've can set the menu time, image view time, etc., but not the camera itself. Thanks again, Martin
Welcome to Nikonians! While the camera meter and rear LCD display will turn off based on the timer settings in the camera menu which limits the power consumption to almost nothing, the only way to turn the power off is via the On-Off switch.
Read your manual! It is likely a matter of accessing the proper menu, then adjusting.
Or, that failing, go to the website of "He Who must not be Named"...Ken Rockwell.com... and look up his D7100 user's guide. That will likely explain how to turn the beeper off/on. He hates the beepers, so keeps it turned off.
If that doesn't work, try a "2 button reset", explained in the camera manual, which may.
There are two issues here. Others have addressed the (infernal) beep problem. If you partway depress the shutter button on any Nikon digital camera, you will see an "r##" message. "r04" means that there is sufficient buffer to take four shots. On my D800 I shoot in RAW and the display says "r14". If I switch to .jpg normal, then it says "r69" because they are much smaller files. The meaning of r## is virtually impossible to find in Nikon manuals, so I can understand your confusion.