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  1. #1
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    D500 taking its own pics?

    Today is the second time I've run into something unusual. Looking through the images I shot today, the first one is simply a blurry image that is green. It was taken 2 minutes before I took a photo of a birdhouse. The other day I had a couple images of nothing (blurred pics of nothing) that were in the middle of the images I took (those pics have since been deleted). Since it was the first time I've experienced that, I assumed I must have accidentally pushed the shutter button - plus the body had a rain jacket on it so I thought possibly I pressed the shutter accidentally. But today's instance without a rain jacket makes me wonder if something is up with the body.

    The only other time I encountered this problem is when I used an SB-28 on a Nikon N70. Based on the flash's serial number, that flash had issues, and both the flash and camera body were repaired under warranty.

    Has anyone encountered a D500 that takes an image even when the shutter button isn't pressed? I'm still within the first 30 days here....


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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    More than a couple hundred times have I noticed 'phantom' images that can only be explained by an accidental shutter depression.
    Don't mind me... I'm out roaming around somewhere between Zone III and VII.


    Go forth and actuate!


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  3. #3
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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    Nothing like that with either of my D500's.
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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    More than a couple hundred times have I noticed 'phantom' images that can only be explained by an accidental shutter depression.
    The thing is I've never done that with any of my other DSLR bodies so two instances within a few days....
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    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
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  5. #5
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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    i never had it.
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm, Tonika 100 Macro, Sigma 60-600 and Sigma 50-500.

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  6. #6
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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    No issues here but I'm only up to about 150 shots. I've been surprised by the fast shooting rate and accidentally fired two shots at once. I also had a few unexpected shots in live when I touched the screen. But no mystery shots so far.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    Do you have a battery grip mounted? I one carried my camera cross strapped, resting on my left side. When I went through the pics, I had dozens of What the Hell?s -- figured out the grip button was hitting my hip, firing off burst that I couldn't hear. I've also done that just shifting the body to portrait on my tripod when hurried.
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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    Quote Originally Posted by wev View Post
    Do you have a battery grip mounted? I one carried my camera cross strapped, resting on my left side. When I went through the pics, I had dozens of What the Hell?s -- figured out the grip button was hitting my hip, firing off burst that I couldn't hear. I've also done that just shifting the body to portrait on my tripod when hurried.
    No grip - am using a Black Rapid strap and am carrying it the same way I did my D7200. In fact, it is the strap from the D7200.
    Cindy
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    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
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  9. #9
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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    No grip - am using a Black Rapid strap and am carrying it the same way I did my D7200. In fact, it is the strap from the D7200.
    I have all my 'negligent actuations' when using a strap.
    Don't mind me... I'm out roaming around somewhere between Zone III and VII.


    Go forth and actuate!


    My Website.

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    Re: D500 taking its own pics?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    I have all my 'negligent actuations' when using a strap.
    I always use a strap because I had elbow surgery several years ago. As I mentioned, I've never had this issue with any other DSLR no matter what strap. In fact, I own two of these straps. The other is on a D750.
    Cindy
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    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
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