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I had a similar issue of a stuck DSLR lens as a result of the camera falling. It looked like the threads got misaligned preventing the zoom lens to turn. I have found a video on YouTube that was helpful to me since it showed how to "pop it back" into place. Not sure if helpful to others, but sharing in any cases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...


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On my D200 I went to the playback menu then to display mode then deselected Data, Histogram, Highlight, RGB Histogram, and Focus Area. Now I don’t have to use the up/down arrow to get rid of photo information.


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The LCD display is not a good way to check the brightness of an image. Most camera LCDs are not perfectly calibrated, and may not have a screen brightness (NIT) that can compete with something like outdoor sunlight. For outdoors, as the sun is brighter, your pupils will close down to compensate for sunlight, but as a result, the dark objects will appear ...


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This is in fact expected. Manual mode changes the exposure by adjusting exposure parameters: Shutter-Speed, Aperture and ISO. Exposure-Compensation is for adjusting an automatically metered exposure, so has no effect in manual mode. The meter you see is actually an indication of how far off the camera considers the set exposure compared to the metered one. ...


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Only in auto mode will the flash automatically pop up. If you are in the manual type modes, you have to hit the flash button on the top left side of the camera to pop the flash up.


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the +/- button on the top of the camera, by the shutter button, changes the aperture when in manual mode. If you haven't changed the iso off of auto, the iso will change when you change when you change the aperture.


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Sigma has nikon compatible lenses-- I'm looking at getting one myself. They have some lenses that go to 600mm


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My guess based on what you have described is that the sensor is bad. Black image on the lcd, even on playback and when viewed on the computer. No, your brother didn't break it. It happens. Look for another used camera. A repair would be too expensive. I'm assuming you didn't leave the lens cap on. That happens too.


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It sounds like the release is not retracting properly. It needs to be lubricated (VERY CAREFULLY). I suggest sending it in for repair. It will happen again if not repaired.


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Low light and low contrast will always confuse AF. Does it happen all the time or only in failing light and with subjects that have no texture? Does it happen with other lenses? Clean the contacts on the lens and mount.


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If it's an f4-F5.6 lens the teleconverter will not work properly. The effective aperture with the tc is over f5.6. The camera needs an aperture of f5.6 or less to autofocus properly.


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Have you tried to clean the contacts on the lens? Sometimes some dust or debris needs attention.


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One of two things has likely happened. The locking pin has bent and is not retracting fully when the button is pushed. Or one of the mounting rings has come loose and bent, causing it to bind when turned. Neither is an easy/pretty fix, and will likely require replacement parts after they have been separated (by force or cutting). If it is only moving very ...


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I had this occur with my D800 and a lens I bought used from LensRentals.com. I sent the stuck lens+body into them to figure out the problem. I don't know if I could have resolved it myself. However, there is no "force override separate the lens no matter what" mechanism. Without special tools or knowledge about what the possible failure modes are, ...


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One possibility is you have activated mirror lock-up function. Some of the camera operate on this way: On first press of shutter button the mirror lock up. On the second press of shutter button the camera make a photo. You can check for more details in to the manual, page 93


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AF-P lenses are a newer Nikon technology that doesn't work with older Nikon bodies, such as your D50. There is no way to adjust any settings or update firmware to make your camera any more compatible with this lens. From Nikon's product page for the lens: The number of cameras compatible with both lenses is limited. Even for compatible cameras, firmware ...


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