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    Hey all!

    How do I change the f function on my camera.. I have been reading many different websites that have been explaining different settings and it always talks about changing the f function.


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    Re: changing f/

    Quote Originally Posted by SamanthaLB View Post
    Hey all!

    How do I change the f function on my camera.. I have been reading many different websites that have been explaining different settings and it always talks about changing the f function.
    First off welcome to the forum.
    What they are talking about is the Aperture of the lens and its setting. I do not know the exact function on the D3300 so your best bet is to read your manual on using the Aperture mode That is not always the best mode for all shooting but can work quite well as long as you know what your minimum shutter speed should be. You really need to read up on the Exposure triangle and the Reciprocity factor so you understand how to use the Aperture mode better.

    If you fill out your profile and add the camera gear we can better answer any questions that you might have.
    You can do that at http://nikonites.com/profile.php?do=editprofile

    Under camera just put the model number like D7100; Once you put the first letter like D you will see a list of all the cameras in the database pop up. The more numbers you put in the smaller the list becomes. When you see your camera just click on it, Be sure to click on "Save Changes" in the lower right corner.

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    Re: changing f/

    The 'f' is not a function per se..... it is a setting of the lens. Specifically, the size of the opening of the lens' aperture. Much like the iris in your eye that gets larger and smaller as the light changes.

    You can find out how to change the aperture in the camera's manual.
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    Re: changing f/

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    You might to read this, then provide more info so we can help you:

    https://fstoppers.com/education/expo...together-72878
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    Re: changing f/

    Quote Originally Posted by SamanthaLB View Post
    Hey all!

    How do I change the f function on my camera.. I have been reading many different websites that have been explaining different settings and it always talks about changing the f function.
    Put the Mode dial on "M". Then, while holding down the Exposure Compensation/Aperture button (located behind and to the right of the shutter release button), rotate the Command dial to change the aperture.
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    Re: changing f/

    While HoroscopeFish's advice is fully correct, there is also another, even simpler option, at least if you don't want to make big changes: put the Mode dial to 'P' and simply rotate the Command dial. This changes the combination of Aperture (= f/ number) and shutter speed your camera is using. You'll see the changes displayed in the viewfinder and on the Info display.
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    Re: changing f/

    Quote Originally Posted by lokatz View Post
    While HoroscopeFish's advice is fully correct, there is also another, even simpler option, at least if you don't want to make big changes: put the Mode dial to 'P' and simply rotate the Command dial. This changes the combination of Aperture (= f/ number) and shutter speed your camera is using. You'll see the changes displayed in the viewfinder and on the Info display.

    This is one of the ways I use a lot while I am out just shooting for fun

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