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rainylakefisher

Nikon D90 - A little help, please?

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I'm a novice ... I admit it. But, we bought a Nikon D60 before a trip to Alaska last summer. When reviewing photos on the camera's LCD display, white areas are surrounded by a "boundary" and flash black to white.

What button/command did I push? And, how do I get it to stop?? I'll bet one of you pros knows the answer. Thanks for your help!

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I'm not a Nikon shooter but there are a number here that can maybe get you specific buttons to push, but that sounds like the highlight overexposure warning. When this option is enabled it shows you that the highlights (bright areas) are overexposed. It is trying to tell you to adjust your exposure settings so that the "blinkies" go away.

You may or may not want to see that warning depending on what you want exposed in your shot.

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You may or may not want to see that warning depending on what you want exposed in your shot.

Usually not. wink

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When I first borrowed a friends D80 to try out I somehow hit that button and I was completely freaked out cuz I thought I broke it. Even the pictures that he had on there were flashing. Anyways, it is the highlight warning or blinkies that you are seeing. If you overexpose a scene it will flash in the blown out white areas. You can get to this on my D80 by pushing the 4-way button in the back. Pushing it to the side will toggle through the different views, like highlight warning, histogram, full screen etc.

So, to make a long story short, push that button to get out of the blinkies! Good luck

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OK, so I looked at the camera (it's actually a D60) after reading some of the posts. I can change between about four different screens when reviewing the photos. They all show something a little different, but the only one that blinks is more 'full screen' than the others and doesn't have much text/other items. I thought there used to be a 'full screen' option, but maybe I'm not remembering right.

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rlf, check your owner's manual. I'm not trying to dodge the question, but on these basic technical issues the OM generally answers the question well.

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Its the highlight function as mentioned. It shows the areas that are blown out. When reviewing your photos press "up" on the four way direction pad. That will cycle through the different review modes.

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I just took a look at my wife's D60. Slow down while you are flipping through those screens. There are two full screen options. One says highlights in the lower right corner, that is the one you are trying to get rid of. The other one lists all of the file number, type and size of file and the date. This is the screen you want. They are separated by a yellow graph that over lays the picture. Hope this helps.

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