Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Problem- head shadow on flash shots taken in auto


\015 When I take shots in the auto mode on my Nikon D40X there is a shadow that looks like the outline of a head in my pictures\015

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Another problem is that I have two filters on my lens. I have the UV and the Polarization. If you have both, you can get a vinieting effect.

Does it doesn't happen when you are in P mode or any other mode?

If it does, then try another lens, if it's not the lens, then reset the settings. Just a few options in troubleshooting. If you can post one of the pictures of it here, that would be great. Does it happen to just the heads/faces, or to other artifacts, like a picture of a car. and has an outline.
I had this same problem - and it was the lens hood....
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