Nikon Z7, permanent black screen in the middle of a shooting

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sbill Senior Member • Posts: 1,167
Nikon Z7, permanent black screen in the middle of a shooting

Hello,

I tried to look for this issue on the forum, but can't seem to find a similar issue.

I shot a live event this week-end with my Nikon Z7 + adapter + 70-200 2.8 VR I. The lens I know sometimes already with my previous camera would stop autofocussing from time to time. But if I move the Focus ring, then it starts auto focussing again. This might not have any relation with my issue anyway. Although I noticed the same behaviour once with my Z7 already.

Now for the real black screen issue I had this weekend. During a nearly 15 min duration shooting it happened twice that the screen remained completely black in the middle of a fast repeated shooting operation. I don't think it could have happened if I did not shoot in a repeated mode.

Only way to be able to shoot again was to turn off and then back on the camera. If I did not do that, and just tried to press the shutter release button, it would remain on a black screen.

I'm not sure, but I don't think I had the same issue with my Z 24-70 2.8S until now.

I shoot in AF-C, dyn area, RAW files, full resolution, I think slow repeated shots mode, but not sure. I don't remember the value of the auto power off I set. I used third party batterie as well as original Nikon battery with the same effect. The front curtain operation is set to automatic. I shot at speed before 1/100 and 1/800s. In auto iso mode, with a max limitation to 3200.

Did someone already experience something similar? Sorry if the subject was already explained and I missed the information.

Regards,

Bill

 sbill's gear list:sbill's gear list
Nikon Z7 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8
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