Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Manually adjusting camera settings

\015 After manually adjusting camera settings(ISO, shutter speed, etc), the photos that it produces are completely black with no image. Is there something that I could be forgetting to setup?\015

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Assuming you're getting a proper meter reading, after adjusting your aperture, shutter and ISO, you've covered the bases.
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