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pugpic Jun 13, 2010 11:06 AM

Nikon D40 HELP!! Blurry pics & delayed shutter sounds?
Hi Everyone!
I could really use your help right now with my D40. I have gone through my user manual a ton and can't figure out what is going on with my camera. I need to use it this afternoon and am panicking!!

Two days ago I used it and had no issues. In fact, I have not had any issues like this in my 4 years of ownership. But, it did take a ride in my purse the other day and I am concerned a button or switch may have been pushed that could cause these issues?

When I go to take a picture, it's like the camera is super slow to react (battery is fully charged) and when it finally takes the picture it's super cloudy and blurry. I don't know if the flash is going off like it used to? I don't know camera technicalities, but it seems like the shutter speed if super slow. When I push the button to take a picture it make a click and then about 2 seconds or more later it makes a second click and actually takes the picture. There is no focus in the pictures either. The background is clearer than what I was focusing on.

HELP!!! And, thanks in advance.

JimC Jun 13, 2010 11:20 AM

Try resetting your custom settings it to factory defaults.

You may have accidently set it to Self Timer mode or something like that:

I'd also remove and remount your lens to make sure it's making a good connection, and make sure the AF/MF switch is in the AF (Autofocus) position.

pugpic Jun 13, 2010 11:51 AM

Thanks so much for your response. It's definitely better now, but still not like it was. It seems to not want to focus even though it is on Auto-Focus etc. If the lighting is really good, like natural or outdoor lighting then it does better.

Anyway...thanks for the tips.

JimC Jun 13, 2010 1:51 PM

If you have a filter on it, try taking it off.

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