D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

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Photopingwen Junior Member • Posts: 39
D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Shooting a wedding yesterday on D800 when suddenly shutterspeed was all the same no matter the setting... It sounded COMPLETELY different than it had all day. It sounded like the shutter (mirror) was just flapping up and back down quickly... THEN at the same time... I could not longer get accurate WB???? It was greenish. I am stunned as I have gone through EVERYTHING I know to do to try and fix it... I can't get long exposure NOTHING in the shutter speed changes NO MATTER WHAT I DO!!!

ANNOYED

THANK GOODNESS for back up cameras is what I thought after this happened yesterday.

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reginalddwight Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Photopingwen wrote:

Shooting a wedding yesterday on D800 when suddenly shutterspeed was all the same no matter the setting... It sounded COMPLETELY different than it had all day. It sounded like the shutter (mirror) was just flapping up and back down quickly... THEN at the same time... I could not longer get accurate WB???? It was greenish. I am stunned as I have gone through EVERYTHING I know to do to try and fix it... I can't get long exposure NOTHING in the shutter speed changes NO MATTER WHAT I DO!!!

ANNOYED

THANK GOODNESS for back up cameras is what I thought after this happened yesterday.

Yes, that's what backup cameras are for.

Fortunately nothing like that has happened to me yet, though it is a concern of mine.

Did you perform a camera reset?

Photopingwen OP Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Reset was my first thought... BUT I can't find it????

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reginalddwight Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something
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Press and hold the QUAL button and + /- bracket button simultaneously for a few seconds.

Photopingwen OP Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Good Grief!!! THANK YOU!!! You solved the problem!

Well HALLELUJAH!!!! Good grief thank you !!! FIXED ... And BAM that's why I am a member of these forums.

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Photopingwen OP Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Recant... Shutter fixed... GREEN CAST ... STILL there

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Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Photopingwen wrote:

Recant... Shutter fixed... GREEN CAST ... STILL there

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Would appear to be a hardware issue at this point. Have you tried re-attaching your lens or using a different lens? Do you have the "quiet shutter release" setting enabled? Could something be physically interfering with your camera's shutter mechanism? Sorry to hear.

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Re: D800 PROBLEM or Im just missing something

Photopingwen wrote:

GREEN CAST ... STILL there

Check WB setting

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Reset and Restore Saved Settings

reginalddwight wrote:

Press and hold the QUAL button and + /- bracket button simultaneously for a few seconds.

Just to add a suggestion:

Reset witll wipe out all the menu settings you have made. To save having to redo them all by hand, save them to a CF card that you don't use for anything else.

If you've got an old <8GB card left over from previous cameras, format it in the camera. Set the menus the way you want them, and make sure it all works well. Then save the settings from the Setup Menu.

After a reset you can quickly load these setting and go back to shooting.

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OldDigiman Senior Member • Posts: 1,959
Re: Reset and Restore Saved Settings

And reset will not wipe out all settings, tho I don't know which ones remain unaffected.

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