I haven't come across anyone with a similar problem online making me wonder if it's something wrong I'm doing or if it's the camera and or lens.
I have a D7000 that I just un-boxed. I've charged the battery, inserted a working sd card, and attached a brand new 35mm f1.8g lens (which I also just bought). The problem is the viewfinder remains very dark (can hardly see through it) and when I press the shutter release half way, the camera tries (very slowly) to focus. Pressing the shutter release all the way down does not do anything. However if I change to live-view, though I can still see the image only very dimly on the lcd screen, the camera takes a picture when the shutter release is pressed all the way. I've made sure the lens is set to M/A, the focus mode to AF and Mode dial to Auto. Is there something else I should look at?
I have an older manual lens (non CPU) and the problem does not occur with it (focus mode set to Manual and mode dial set to M). The view finder is clear and bright with the lens attached and the camera seems to work fine with it.
Appreciate anyone who can help me with advise on this. I've already written Nikon but I really don't want to have to send a brand new camera back to them for repair.
Customer By Web Form (Mohan Chitoor) 01/13/2011 12:12 PM