My Nikon D90 seems to be working fine (it's taking pictures); but I can't preview the pictures in the monitor. It will play the pictures back after I take them, but you used to be able to see them prior to taking the shot. I have read the manual as I suspect that I have turned something off, but can not find a solution. Live view is not the solution I'm looking for. I was able to take a quick look at the monitor and then use the view finder for taking the photos and that is what I would like to do again. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Like rumtscho has said, what you are requesting cannot be done on the D90. I own a D90 and I can say that I only have these options (when exposing for images):
- Use ViewFinder (LiveView disabled)
- Use LiveView (ViewFinder disabled)
- Shoot Tethered (ViewFinder/LiveView disabled [though techically is liveview with image capture being presented over USB rather than LCD on back of camera])
I can however do as ahockley suggested and use image review after I have taken an image. The menu also allows you to setup the camera to automatically show the last image taken for x amount of time period after exposure.
If you go into the menu you can reset to the defaults and this should put the camera back to the way when you first purchased it and will restore back to the factory settings (which potentially will not do what you requested due to the physical limitations of this DSLR)
If I understand your question, all you need to do is press the "Lv" button at the right top of the screen. Just had the same issue and it was that simple for me. Hope this helps!
Go to the menus and go to the Playback menu - I believe this is the top one, with an icon that looks like a right-facing arrow. The setting that you're looking for is called Image Review. Turn that on and you'll again see the photos immediately after capture.