D700 problem!! Urgent HELP needed!!

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  1. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget TPF Noob!

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    My wife and I are shooting a wedding today and it seems the D700 took today to act up. 2 problems have surfaced.

    1. The camera (occasionally) will not focus and release the shutter. If we shut it off or switch lenses it works again.

    2. The flash will fire the modelling flash by itself. Also, the flash will not fire by itself occasionally.

    Both the lenses and flashes work fine on our D300, so it appears that the D700 is acting up.

    I have tried the 2 green button reset, but the problems remain.

    Has anyone seen this happen and can anyone suggest a way to work around this for the wedding?

    Thanks!
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The work around is to use the backup camera.

    Do you switch lenses without turning the camera off?
     
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    Insp Gadget TPF Noob!

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    We are using a D90 as a backup, however the D90 doesn't produce as good a result as the full frame D700 which is why we are trying to get it working properly.

    Yes, I change my lenses all the time without turning off the power. Does this affect anything?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Yes, it can fry your electronics from capacitive discharge, which is why all Nikon users manuals say to turn the power off before you change a lens.

    Page 37 in the D700 users manual.
     
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    It can, since the pins to the lens are active(powered) while the camera is on. If done too slow, this could cause unwanted shorts, which could potentially damage the camera. Page 37 of the manual clearly says to turn it off while exchanging lenses.

    You could also try to fresh the firmware. Maybe yours is corrupted somehow.
     
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    Hi Insp Gadget - I am having exactly the same problem as you had with the shutter jamming. I never swap lenses with the camera swithced on so it can't be that. Did you find a solution to your problem? Tony
     
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    I know I;m late in responding to this thread... I hope you got through the wedding alright, but I had a similar problem with my D700 and it turned out that my battery was fried... I'm not sure if there was a dead cell in the battery and it wasn't providing the necessary voltage, but I suspect that was the case.... regardless, when I swapped in a new battery, did a factory reset and all returned to normal.
     
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    First off… I suggest finding a new line of work. You have no idea what you are doing. Anyone who shows up to a gig with a D90 should be shot. Second, RTFM.
     
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    Dude this thread is from 2010.
     
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    ..with a Sony Mavica. At dawn. Four times. To floppy disk.
     
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    Then I must have done something wrong in 2009 when I had profit/income of $46,000 from images I made using a D90.
     
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    I'm having the same problem with my D700. It's an intermittent problem. as I'm shooting the shutter release button goes "dead." sometimes it won't focus either. I turn off the camera when changing lenses. Does anyone have an explanation or solution for this problem?
     

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