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Error. Press shutter release button again

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svlieger

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Hi guys,

I have an issue with my D5300. When I take a photo, I get the 'Error. Press shutter release button again' message and I'm unable to change aperture, shutter speed or other settings. But when I wait untill the screen gets dark and the error message is gone, I can change settings again.

I googled a lot about this error and it looks like many other Nikon users have had this problem. However, my case seems to be a little different. My camera can still take photos as it always did, it's just that if I take a photo and want to change settings, I have to wait a little while or turn the camera off and back on again.

This error appears when I use these lenses: Nikon 18-105mm, Nikon 50mm and Sigma 10-20mm. Live view doesn't work at all. I also discovered that I don't get the error when my aperture is fully open.
On my Tamron 70-200mm, I never get the error. Everything works fine, including live view.

I tried several things (camera reset, cleaning the contact points, changing SD card and battery), I visited two camera stores and I called the Nikon service point in the Netherlands, but no one knows what's going on. They all advise me to send my camera to Nikon for repair, but as long as I can still take photos I'd like to find out if there's a way to fix it myself. It's only a minor issue.

Does anyone of you guys know what to do?



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I have a similar issue with my D5300.

 

Small aperture settings create the shutter error and are cleared by switching back to automatic mode and persisting with the shutter button.

 

Problem occurs with both my lenses on the D5300 and the lens works perfectly on my D70s.

 

Tried all the things you have..

 

Took a series of shots under the same conditions but reduced aperture successively. At about f6.7, the exposure dropped dramatically which matches my experience under normal shooting conditions.

 

Repeated the experiment on the D70s with the same lens and no dramatic drop off in exposure, it behaved as expected.

 

In desperation, stripped the camera down, found nothing untoward inside, put it back together but still get the same press shutter button error.

 

It still shoots fine photos at wide apertures but anything above f8 can cause problems.

 

One interesting observations is that the onset of the problem is delayed at longer focal lengths.

 

Did you resolve your problem and if so how?



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Have either of you checked that the aperture actuator arm in the body is straight? If it doesn't hit the corresponding lever in the lens straight on, you can get all kinds of strange, quirky errors.



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One picture of the D70s and two of the D5300 levers.
 
 
The D5300 lever looks OK to me.
 
 
I did apply a small amount of silicone lubricant to the red cog shown in the picture,as per related problems/solutions, but the situation is no better or worse.
 
D70s lever.jpg
 
D5300 lever 1.jpg
 
D5300 lever 2.jpg
 
Red aperture cog D5300.JPG


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I read in another post for another Nikon camera, that someone relaxed the screws that hold the aperture control unit together and that made it work. Could it be a result of poor quality control that a number of 5300 units suffer this problem?

 

Alternatively, a new aperture motor control unit is only $14 from China, I just wonder if it would solve the problem?  

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On the basis that they are also readily available on Amazon,  I have decided to buy one and see if that solves the problem.



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Hi billdaly,

I still haven't found a solution. I checked the aperture actuator arm in the body as well, but it looks fine to me (it's the same as on your pics).
Last week I brought my camera on vacation and I was able to take photos with it, but the error is just very annoying. So I think I'm gonna send it back to Nikon for repair.



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When I receive the new control unit I propose to dismantle the camera and try relaxing the screws and maybe lubricate the other parts of the current control unit before attempting to install the new unit.







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