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    Subject to dark

    Hi just recently I tried taking a photo of a tree in front of a great sky and my camera said the subject was too dark although I could see through the lens it was blurry and taking a picture came up pitch black I did try my other lens and same thing any help appreciated


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  2. #2
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    Re: Subject to dark

    Change your settings
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    Re: Subject to dark

    Welcome to the forum @turly. We will need more information to determine what might help. Were you shooting in M (Manual) mode, A (Aperture priority) mode, P (Program) mode, Auto mode, etc. What was the ISO, aperture, shutter speed settings when attempting to take the photo. The ISO, Shutter speed and Aperture work together to form the "Exposure Triangle". This is a basic photography concept to know and understand to achieve photos exposed properly.

    More info will help us help you.
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    Re: Subject to dark

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.

    Agree with Walt, need more information.
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    Re: Subject to dark

    Quote Originally Posted by turly View Post
    Hi just recently I tried taking a photo of a tree in front of a great sky and my camera said the subject was too dark although I could see through the lens it was blurry and taking a picture came up pitch black I did try my other lens and same thing any help appreciated
    That error means the subject is too dark for the camera to achieve proper exposure. If you're shooting in Shutter Priority mode the error appears when the camera can not increase the aperture, meaning the lens is as wide-open as it gets. If the camera is in Aperture Priority mode the camera will keep increasing the exposure time until it reaches 30 seconds; at which point it maxes out. If you're shooting in Manual Mode you won't get the error, you'll just get a dark shot. I don't know how, exactly, Program Mode handles this situation.
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