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How to use the monitor as a view finder on nikon d40


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The Nikon D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, providing a viewfinder for composition and framing. The monitor in the back is for menu settings, shooting parameters, and picture review. Only more recent dSLRs (in Nikon's case, starting with the D3 and D300) provide the LiveView capability.
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How to use the monitor as a view finder on nikon d40


The Nikon D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, providing a viewfinder for composition and framing. The monitor in the back is for menu settings, shooting parameters, and picture review. Only more recent dSLRs (in Nikon's case, starting w ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

Use LCD instead of view finder in Nikon D40


Can't be done. Digital SLR cameras only view through the eyepiece, unless they have a "live view" function, which the D40 does not. The LCD is therefore for viewing an image after it is shot, and setting your menu options. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens

I was talking with an expert about my D40 monitor being used as a view finder. I lost my internet connection before he was able to answer.


I just replied in your chat session, please check chat thread. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Nikon d50 monitor does not work during photo shooting, must use view finder


This is completely normal. The monitor is used for setting menu items, displaying shooting info, and reviewing images. Like SLR have functioned for over fifty years, you take pictures by composing and framing through the viewfinder. Only th ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

I have a D40 and have been able to use he LCD monitor as a view finder, somehow I lost this ability and can't seem to get it back. Any ideas. I lost it several months ago and another photographer was able to get it back, Unfortunately he lives in anothere country.


If you were able to use the LCD monitor as a viewfinder on the D40, then there was something wrong with your camera.The D40 does not have a Live View capability. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

I recently bought a Nikon D-40 and was wondering if there was a way to take pictures using the monitor rather than looking through the view finder. I have looked at the directions numerous times yet can't figure it out.


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Does the dot appear on the pictures? If so, this is a dust particle on the sensor. If not, then it is a particle on the focussing screen and really presents no problem. ... Digital Cameras

Nikon D60 use of Display to take pictures rather than view finder


The Nikon D60 does not have "live view" capability, so you'll need to use the viewfinder to frame you shots. If you need "live view" capability, consider purchasing the D80 or D90 instead with offer the feature... ... Nikon D60 Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens

My Nikon D60 monitor is dark...no image preview, however, playback for viewing pictures taken works fine. I use the viewfinder for taking pictures, but wonder if I've done something to turn off the monitor when the camera is turned on.


No, you have done nothing wrong. The D60 does not have the preview function on the monitor like the compact digital cameras. Nikon gave that function a name. It is called 'Live View'. The newr models like the D90 do have that feature. You can rea ... Nikon D60 Digital Camera

LCD monitor works to display picture already taken and the menu display, but with not display live images. Must use the view finder. Menu does not have a "live view"


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I bought a used Nikon coolpix 5700, worked fine for awhile, but now when I turn the camera on and press the release button the flash will not pop up or work, in the view screen the "SB" shows in the view finder with a flashing red dot, I have followed all the basic troubleshooting solutions but it still wont flash when it is suppossed to, what could be the problem?


You don't state whether this happens all of the time or only when the \015\012flash is active.If only when active, then the user manual ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

My Nikon D40 LCD Screen doesn't show a live view when on, but it does show menu options, photos taken, etc. Do you have any thoughts on how to see a live pic, instead of taking pics only with view finder?


The d40 does not have live view. you would need to get a different camera. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Nikon View has been superceded by Nikon Transfer and Nikon ViewNX (the transfer and cataloging/viewing\302\240functions have been separated). You can download\302\240the\302\240current versions of all (free) Nikon\302\240software fromhttp://su ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Nikon E5700 digital camara. Camara turns on, everything looks good, shutter opens but only see black through the view finder, monitor and will only take black pictures. I reset camera to factory settings, the battery is charged--don't know what else to try. Everything worked fine last week.


There is a service advisory out for Nikon E5700.t has come to our attention that in a\015\012limited number of COOLPIX 3100, 3500, 4500, 5000, 5400, 5700 and SQ\015\012digital cameras, an electronic component may, in some instances, fail\ ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

The focal length on my Nikon S52 Coolpix seems to be much shorter than it was originally. No matter the adjustment I make to the settings, at least part of the photo is extremely blurry. I have tried both with Auto-Focus on and off, but there is always a small square in the center of the view finder, and this is only region that shows a focused image. The camera used to produce sharp images throughout the picture. How can I adjust this?


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Every time i take a photo with no Nikon D40 i end up with a blurred dark spot towards the cener of the view finder? what can this be?


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Says on view finder this card cannot be used - Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera


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My Nikon D40 SLR LCD screen won't show live images, only menu items and photographs that have been taken. I have to look thru view finder to take a photo. How can I activate live screen?


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After deleting all files on the memory card, the screen will not change back when using the mode switch. The screen displays "no images" on both the view finder mode and monitor display mode. I've replaced the batteries and changed the memory card, but this did not resolve the problem.


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I've had my Nikon D90 about 3 weeks. It's humid outside today and I used it. I worked fine at first and then the lcd monitor went grey. I cannot view any photos and of course the video function is now not working as a result. What to do????????


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I have a Nikon D40 I have been able to use the LCD montior for all view. I can't seem to get it back on.


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