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lindsay king
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2007
 

Why is my D40x flashing highlights on LCD screen


Can anyone tell me why all of the sudden my Nikon D40x is flashing "highlights" on the LCD monitor when I review my pictures? I am so confused as I've had the camera for over two months and all of the sudden this started happening. Did I push a button or do something on the menu that I am unaware of?


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10/31/2007 9:07:14 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Probably did


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10/31/2007 9:50:19 PM

 
lindsay king
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2007
  Well, yes, thank you Gregory, I've pretty much figured that out at this point. What I'm wondering is if anyone knows how to get this LCD back to the original setting.


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10/31/2007 10:16:09 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Flashing highlights is telling you your highlights are past the point of holding detail.
So you need to adjust the exposure. No one is going to know what original setting you had the camera at. Only to check things like if the exposure compensation has been changed to add some exposure.


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11/1/2007 12:08:38 AM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Lindsay,

while in playback mode, move the navigation wheel either up, down or left and right...not sure which way on the D-40. You are simply in the reviews during playback..Hilites, histogram... etc


all the best,

Pete


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11/1/2007 4:23:49 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  What Pete said. See pp. 50-52 of the D40x manual. Press the multi-selector up or down button to toggle through the several Photo Information display modes. You're currently set for the Highlights display.


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11/1/2007 5:51:15 AM

 
lindsay king
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2007
  Ok, I got it! Thank you Gregory, Pete, and Jon, all of your info was super helpful :)

Lindsay


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11/1/2007 10:35:37 AM

 
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