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Old Apr 24, 2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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According to the manual, I can change the shutter speed in manual mode by changing the mode dial to M and then turning the command dial on its own. But this does not change the shutter speed on my camera.

Are there steps I'm missing? Thanks.
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Old Apr 24, 2006, 10:27 PM   #2
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It should. Try pressing the shutter button halfway and let it go, and then turn the dial.

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Old Apr 24, 2006, 10:35 PM   #3
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Webapprentice,

Did you partially depress the shutter button before dialing? If so, then you may have another problem, because to the best of my knowlege, no other programming is necessary in order to do what you are trying to do. :?

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Old Apr 24, 2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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Hi all,
I did not press the shutter button down when doing this. Is that how it is supposed to work? Geez, why didn't the manual say so? *grumble* I had thought I could preset the shutter speed before I take any shots.

Thank you for this information.

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I just checked mine and turning the dial changes the shutter speed. Did not have to hold down the shutter button. Pressing the +/- button while turning the dial will change the aperature.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 12:02 AM   #6
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If your camera is in image preview mode, you can't change the shutter setting. After you snap a shot, the LCD screen lights up for you to preview the image. If you hit the "play" button, it will turn the LCD off and revert back to shooting mode.

Although its really not a big deal to push the shutter button down, I don't like it when the AF assist light lights up (if i'm in a low light area) everytime I press the shutter button down just to revert back to shooting mode.


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I did not press the shutter button down when doing this. Is that how it is supposed to work? Geez, why didn't the manual say so? *grumble* I had thought I could preset the shutter speed before I take any shots.

Thank you for this information.
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Old Apr 25, 2006, 2:25 AM   #7
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Yeah, this thing small quirk got me before.

Another thing that got me is that when I locked metering and went to the menu, I cannot change the metering mode. It drove me crazy trying to figure out why the metering menu was disabled.

But the worst is probably the one about changing exposure compensation while in Manual mode. The Aperture/Exposure Compensation button controls the aperture in Manual mode, so while out shooting, I tried holding every button and going to the menu and couldn't find it. Apparently, and please correct me if I'm wrong, while on Manual mode, you cannot use Exposure Compensation. What drove me nuts is that the Manual, at least the online manual on page 47 says Exposure Compensation works on P, S, A and M modes. If there is a way to do this in manual mode, please let me know. I can't find it on the menu.

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You can turn off the AF assist light. Set the CSM menu to advanced and look for AF-Assist I think it's option 7.

Exposure compensation is irrelevant in Manual mode.

In the automatic modes it chages the automatic settings the camera has set and forces it to over or under expose when compared to the metre.

In Manual you set the shutter and aperture so can over or underexpose by as much as you want. The metre in the viewfinder tells you when the camera thinks the exposure is correct so you just change the aperture or shutter speed from this base point. The metre in the viewfinder then shows you by how much you've changed the exposure but you should know anyway.
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Thanks for the info. I've always wondered about Exposure Compensation, it seems like a Fourth leg of the triangle of ISO-Aperture-ShutterSpeed, and I know it's not. Your explanation clears this up in my mind.

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The exposure meter assumes your subject is 18% grey and the shutter aperture combination are set for this. It works fine for most scenes but sometimes if the scene is very bright like sand or snow then the meter will get it wrong or if the subject is very dark for example if there is a large area of black in the picture. Exposure compensation is the way you correct the camera's meter for actual conditions.
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