When the shutter is clicked, there is a message on
the viewscreen, "Please allow the image to be rec-
orded...". The camera then shuts down.
The lens retracts from max. optical zoom position
and then starts up again, all by itself. The lens
extends fully, but the optical zoom is not employed.
This cycle continues, sometimes more than half-a-
dozen times, in rapid succession, before the camera
will 'settle down'. It's like it's possessed, or something.
This phenomenon occurs on battery and with the
AC adapter. Could this be due to the Compact Flash
memory card ?. I have been using the same card
for probably over ten thousand pictures. Do they
have a working life ?. Or is it something else entirely ?.
It's a Nikon, so there are no genuine workshops
where I can take this to. I have been to the Saddar
Co-op market and they are all ignorant pirates there.
Sheikh 'Moo!... Click!' Chilli