I need help with my Nikon D40x. Flash Problem.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kerensaraid, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. kerensaraid macrumors newbie

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    I got my Nikon D40x in December 2007, i've had used many times without problems and now when i'm in a dark place my Nikon D40x doesn't want to turn on the flash and when i'm in a light place all the photografy are dark, i've had tried many thing and nothing works please HEPL!!:(
     
  2. davinche macrumors regular

    davinche

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    Have you tried resetting all the settings back to default? Or tried shooting in one of the auto modes?
     
  3. kerensaraid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've tried everything and nothing works HELP!!
     
  4. Eauboy macrumors regular

    Eauboy

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    Did you buy the camera locally? If so, drop by the shop and ask. If not, is there a reputable camera shop nearby? If so, drop by and ask. Establishing a good relationship with a local shop is a good idea even if you find a solution in these forums.

    If you've tried resetting the camera's settings back to defaults and are still getting these problems it may be difficult for others to help without taking a billion wild guesses.
     
  5. Eauboy macrumors regular

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    Wild guess #1: Have you set exposure compensation to a strong negative value?
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    "everything" really?

    try these tests...

    Go outside in the daytime around mid day and shoot a random scene using these exposure setings

    Iso = 800, f/4.0 1/2 second. -- This image should be anything but dark, A total over exposed white out.

    Take another exposure using the "sunny 16 rule:
    http://www.camerareview.com/templates/sunny16.cfm

    Next put the camera on auto mode, take the same image at you did using sunny 16. and tell us what exposure the camera selects. and how the auto and sunny 16 images compare.

    Let us know what you find out
     

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