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billdaly

billdaly

Member Since 27 Jul 2019
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2019 12:27 PM
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In Topic: Error. Press shutter release button again

06 August 2019 - 12:43 PM

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.


In Topic: Error. Press shutter release button again

27 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

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.


In Topic: Error. Press shutter release button again

27 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

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.
 
Attached File  D70s lever.jpg   63.34KB   30 downloads
 
Attached File  D5300 lever 1.jpg   38KB   30 downloads
 
Attached File  D5300 lever 2.jpg   53.64KB   30 downloads
 
Attached File  Red aperture cog D5300.JPG   163.88KB   31 downloads

In Topic: Error. Press shutter release button again

27 July 2019 - 12:43 PM

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?


In Topic: Nikon D5300: Live View Mode Disables My Camera. Can't Take Photo/Video.

27 July 2019 - 06:17 AM

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?