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Old Apr 28, 2010, 9:31 AM   #11
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Thanks, it's comforting to know that I'm not alone! I was hoping it wasn't just me. Perhaps some of the veterans can give us some tips?
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Another issue could be cranking the ISO too low to expect the best quality picture while it could be hindering the light creating a bad picture. We need to keep the ISO setting in the equation and not just focus of SS or Aperture.
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This is a good article to read:

http://photo.net/learn/basic-photo-t...tterspeed-iso/ and quite relevant to this discussion.

http://photo.net/learn/basic-photo-t...rect-exposure/
Very useful articles.. thanks!
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 1:48 PM   #14
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When I go into P-mode, It locks the shutter speed and aperture so I can't adjust those in P-Mode
Ok, I thought I was losing my mind. I had no idea that it locks shutter in P mode. The camera used a very slow shutter speed for what I was taking pictures of last Saturday. They could have turned out better. Maybe I should just stick to manual.
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 3:44 PM   #15
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Same here, I thought I did something to the camera to lock out App and SS.

I look at P-Mode as being "EV priority" mode. You set the EV and the camera chooses the SS and App.
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P mode also has Program Shift, which allows you to alter the shutter speed-aperture combination. Use the joystick after half pressing the shutter button.
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P mode also has Program Shift, which allows you to alter the shutter speed-aperture combination. Use the joystick after half pressing the shutter button.
When I use the JS in P-Mode, all I see is the yellow arrows in the bottom right to adjust EV. I see no way to adjust SS or App.

I understand PS is there but I just don't know how to access it as the options for changing SS or App. are not appearing.

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When I use the JS in P-Mode, all I see is the yellow arrows in the bottom right to adjust EV. I see no way to adjust SS or App.

I understand PS is there but I just don't know how to access it as the options for changing SS or App. are not appearing.
First make sure you are in P mode. Then half press the shutter button. This enables the camera's metering for a few seconds, in this time you can take your finger off the shutter button (obviously still pointing the camera at the subject).

You will now see the metered shutter speed and aperture at the bottom of the screen. Now push the joystick up or down, and it will "shift" among the available aperture/shutter combinations to suit the metered conditions.

Have a peruse of your manual at p. 51 for details. In fact although it might seem intimidating, going through each section of the manual with the camera is a great way to get familiar with the camera.

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Old Apr 29, 2010, 7:38 AM   #19
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Thanks, Greg. I will try that out tonight.

We had deer out back last night and while i grabbed some shots using IA, I am sure I could have done better. It was dusk so I am not sure about the lighting.

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First make sure you are in P mode. Then half press the shutter button.
"Depending on the brightness of the subject, program shift may not be activated"

This may be my issue. I'll give it a try later today.
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