Having problems with your Nikon D3000 Digital Camera ?

I just got the Nikon D3000 for Christmas, new in the box. I began to put it together, and I attached the lens and heard the click and everything. It has an error message that says "Lens not attached", when the lens OBVIOUSLY is attached. I can only "take a picture" in M mode, but there really is no picture at all. All that I can get is a dark image. Please help! Btw, I don't fully understand professional photographical terms, so please explain them thoroughly. Thank you!


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Lets get you going on this camera. For the lens thing, the 18-55 Nikon lens is a good one. I'm going to\015\012 assume the lens was loaded while the camera was turned on (not a good \015\012idea). What I'm going to suggest is that you make sure the battery has \015\012been charged, the camera is off remove the lens briefly and then \015\012reinstall it. I know sounds lame but humor me on this one as i don't \015\012think the lens totally locked in position, then remove the battery for a\015\012 few seconds and reinstall it, sort of a hard boot to the camera, turn \015\012the camera on. Did you format the memory card always formatted when new and after you have downloaded the pictures to a computer. The language of photography is difficult at times and different manufactures used different terms for the same darn thing. "Formatting" in any language is cleaning the memory card some may call this initializing. Formatting cleans the card and makes it fully compatible with your D3000. You would do this my going to menu, wrench, format memory card select yes then select ok. Takes a few seconds and the card is clean and ready to accept pictures from your camera. To get you going this morning select "P" which is program and the camera does most of the settings for you while you are getting use to it. I would also like to suggest you look into your manual and see how to check the ISO which is an old (from film days) setting for sensor speed, personally I use ISO 100 but until you get use to this camera let me suggest Auto ISO to get there got to MENU > ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity > ON. the range of the sensor is set by default but can be tuned to your specifications (I'd suggest later) just watch in the viewfinder the shutter speed and if it starts to drop below 1/60 you may need a tripod because the speed has dropped due to not enough light. have fun, have a great day
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