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Discussion in 'Camera and Photography Tips' started by adjecyca, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    [FONT=lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]So my old Nikon came back from the shop and was "Beyond repair" ,[/FONT]i really want to get a new DSLR for christmas, not something too expensive though around 500? Give or take a 100?? Any suggestions i am REALLY bummed out like i wanna cry!
     
  2. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Out of curiosities sake.. What were their reasons for stating such?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Swiper

    Swiper Little Dog

    Im prolly gonna get crucified here due to all the nikon and canon fans.

    I got an A57 last year and have been very happy with it. The 12 frames per second is really awesome.

    Sony now has the A58 out and i think its In your 500 budget with an 18.55 kit lens included.

    What's nice about Sony is that you can get some really nice minolta lenses at a decent price.
     
  4. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Is this the D-5000?
    You should speak to an authorized Nikon repair center or contact 1800-645-6687(NIKON US). The cost of sending it in will be expensive so ask for the nearest repair center to you.
    -Do you still have the same error message as your previous post? Have you tried these tips...
    a.Have you checked your battery to make sure it's fully charged?
    b.Make sure your lens is on properly- sometimes you might hit the release button and twist it a bit or the contact on your mount is off or dirty. (use lens cleaning fluid/kit only!!!)
    c.Check the memory card and check the contacts. Use a different card if you have and format it.
    -Do you have access to a battery grip? Attach the battery grip and see if the shutter release button on the battery grip will over-ride the error message. Go to a retailer and ask if they carry these. Here's what an aftermarket battery grip looks like. Do not do this if you have upgraded the firmware on your camera cause the battery grip doesn't work with firmware upgrades. Don't spend money on this if you're definite your camera is totalled.-->Nikon D5000 Battery Grip (Review) - YouTube
    Lastly, if you're handy clean this...
    How to fix 'Press Shutter Release Button Again' error on a Nikon DSLR.
    [​IMG]


    Yes. What's the diagnosis of the camera?

     
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  5. Swiper

    Swiper Little Dog

    Good point about invested in nikon glass.

    If not here's a example of the minolta glass prices.
    50mm prime f1.7 is up to $150 for a prime condition lens.
    70-210 f4 is about the same price.
    These 2 are really nice. I've got these 2 and now Id like to get a wider angle prime because of the 1.5x crop factor.
     
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  6. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    I did send it to Nikon, apparently it could have been bumped, dropped, liquid got on it, could have been left out in the heat for too long, which doesn't make sense to me because I KNOW i never spilled anything on it and i know i never dropped it. I was in the middle of taking pictures with it working just fine when it decided to crap out on me!The last picture i took was very dark and not the full image that it should have been and than it would no longer take pictures. Nothing happened to it while i was taking those pictures either. I did change the memory card, and i cleaned the lens as well, i have to lenses and it gives me the error message with both lenses and even when there is no lens attached i will try charging the battery though and see if that changes anything and maybe i can try taking it apart i really don't have anything to loose now
     
  7. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Adjecyca, DON't take it apart yet! these cameras can take a lot of punishment. I kno for a fact they can with stand a fall down a flight of stair and be set on fire and continue shooting. If you want PM your serial no. and if possible the work order no. for the diagnostic from Nikon. I'll contact my Nikon tech rep and get you a real answer.

    It's seems to be a problem in the mirror box, probably some lint blocking the mirror prism. I would go as far as doing a factory default setting by pressing the button near the memory card with a paper clip. You should also try flashing the firmware. just as well if the hot shoe for the flash got whacked it could be sending false info that you're trying to use a flash. This will also cause your mirror to delay (which is what happening).
    Not the shutter button itself is the problem. I would do a full on test of all the mechanism before I would toss it. Worse comes to worse I can have my sales rep buy it from you so that you can get some trade in credit at my retailer. Don't take it apart ;D

    -j
     
  8. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Check your Craigslist and groupons for a few camera deals.
     
  9. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Go to the site below for latest news and deals on Canon and Nikon
    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/
    CES 2014 is in January where all the mid year prices will be revealed and the news of price drops.


    As per my suggestion on your previous thread...
    ...also, Live View is the mode you need to take video...if you can record video, your camera is working fine..look for the malfunction..I wouldn't take "no" for an aswer. D5000 is a mid level DSLR and should be technically supported.
    This from the D5000 Instruction Manual...
    Framing Photographs in the Monitor

    Follow the steps below to take photographs in live view.

    1. Press the Lv button [​IMG]


    The mirror will be raised and the view

    through the lens will be displayed in the

    camera monitor.

    The subject will no longer

    be visible in the viewfinder.

    ...on pg 41 of your Instruction Manual.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Drateibmoz

    Drateibmoz Little Dog

    Teach me all of your camera knowledge, PocketPal
     
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  11. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    On the cusp of 2014 CES (consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas to officially let in event goers tomorrow morning, the latest news from the camera industry is that this year is going to produce less cameras, but more feature enriched models from key players. Analysts are saying some of the big players in the mirrorless market may be bowing out due to financial losses in this sector of the market. This is a big win for DSLR lovers, but a set back for the growing photography enthusiast that have been riding high on the mirrorless tech wave for the last few years.


    What this means for you pet photography lovers of action shot is that most of the new models that will be released this year will be focusing on the quality of the image and not so much the speed of capturing the image as the mirrorless camera has cornered the market with their uber-fast auto focusing technologies. 2012-2013 was the year for speed for those in the market for used cameras.

    This year’s announcements in time for the 2014 CES is as follows:

    Liquid Image
    announced a wearble camera that broadcast over V***zon line...like the GoPro Hero wasn't enough...this is live streaming.


    Sony
    A7 and A7R Full frame mirrorless

    Samsung
    NX30 Hi-end mirrorless
    Galaxy Camera 2 social media adept camera

    Polaroid (aka Sakar)
    will introduce an "instant digital" camera...whatever that means?
    Polaroid took a big hit when their latest model lost a copyright infringement suit Nikon's 1 system.



    Nikon
    D4S HD-SLR

    D3300 Entry level HD-SLR (announced 2hrs ago along with the D4S and the CoolPix below)
    D5300 Mid level HD-SLR (announced in Oct)

    5 new CoolPix—All boasting improved image quality over last yrs models
    COOLPIX L830, COOLPIX S6800, COOLPIX S5300, COOLPIX S3600 and COOLPIX L30

    Rumors of Ashton Kutcher being outed as the celeb spokesperson for Nikon last April was quickly dismissed as false. Dang…can’t stand the guy …lol

    Canon
    1 new Concept camera (announced 3 hrs ago
    PowerShot N100 which boast a rear facing camera that captures your story as you capture your image. Become Part of the Story is their tagline.

    2 new compacts
    PowerSh*t SX600 ;-D and ELPH 340 HS

    And price drop on several of their cameras and lenses (as usual…you early Canon buyers end up paying extra)
    Latest rebates for Canons as of Jan. 1

    Canon DSLR Cameras Eligible for Rebates
    [TABLE="class: MsoNormalTable, width: 220"]
    [TR]
    [TD] Model
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    Rebate Amount​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS 5D Mark II [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS 6D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00 - $400.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS 7D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00 - $400.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS 70D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00 - $400.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS 60D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $300.00 - $500.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00 - $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00-$200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00-$200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00 - $300.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
    Canon Lenses and Flashes Eligible for Rebates
    [TABLE="class: MsoNormalTable, width: 220"]
    [TR]
    [TD] Model
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    Rebate Amount​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $180.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens [​IMG]

    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $300.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $300.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $300.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $150.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $80.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L Tilt-Shift Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II Tilt-Shift Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $60.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $150.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $180.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $60.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $15.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $30.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $200.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $60.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $180.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $150.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $150.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $100.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $120.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 1.4x III Extender [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.00​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Canon EF 2x III Extender [​IMG]
    [/TD]
    [TD]
    $50.0​
    [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
     

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