I need some help with my New Nikon D40

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  1. Raydee

    Raydee TPF Noob!

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    For some reason when i set the camera to continuous mode I only get one shot when I hold down the shutter. Does anyone have any idea why?
     
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    I have a D60 and not familar with D40 control settings but I would firstly suggest your settings are not requiring you to use flash.

    If the D40 thinks it needs flash it might stop the continuous exposure until the flash recycles...

    I'm sure someone with a D40 can answer this better than I...
     
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    I think you are right on the money. If I try to shot continuous mode in the house it won't work but outside or inside with nice sunlight through the window it works great.
     
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    You should be able to disable the onboard flash somewhere in the menu settings.... I don't know what modes you shoot... If you shoot Auto than try switching to P mode ... this mode is still pretty automatic, but will allow you to disable your flash so you can rapid fire...
     
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    Yeah I shoot just in P mode. I will look into disabling the flash but in all honesty I think I will need the flash in the house anyway.
     
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    Not always.... try adjusting your ISO upward indoors to compensate for flash if using continuous shutter is desirable to you.....
     
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    Ok I will try that. I really only use cont shutter indoors when I am trying to take picures of the fish in my tank and sometimes the dog running
     
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    Increase the ISO, and use Manual mode; it won't 'want' the flash.
     
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    Your Manual will know, and it will explain it better then we will.:)
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree. I had the same problem with my D50 at first. You will just need to mind your shutter speed or, you will get some blurry pics.
     
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    Could this problem be related to autofocus? If the camera can't focus, it won't continue taking shots.
     
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    Maybe good idea to recheck the continous/single mode in the menu to make sure it is set correctly. I just tried mine in P mode here in the room and it fires continously.
     

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