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  1. #11
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    Re: Problem with shutter or aperture priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by meddyliol View Post
    Thanks Nickt, just found out that pressing the shutter button half way switched the live view off and everything works as normal. Thanks for that. I learn something new every day. Panic over whew.

    Brian

    P.S. Am going to start using the manual setting most of the time now.
    Using the viewfinder is not really going manual, its just a smother experience that is more in line with using a SLR camera. You can still be in viewfinder mode and shoot fully automatic, (but we'll talk you out of that too). Live view doesn't lend itself to quick shooting either. You'll notice a lot of clicking. To set up for live view, the mirror raises, the shutter opens. When you snap a pic, the shutter closes to begin a normal cycle, it opens for the selected shutter time, then closes, and finally, it re-opens to return to live view. Its a battery suck with all the screen time and extra motions, plus it doubles the 'miles' you put on your camera with the extra shutter actuation for each shot. I use it mainly for tripod shots where focus is critical. You can zoom in in live view and manually focus. Pretty much the only thing I like about LV.


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    I must have a really good camera.



  2. #12
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    Re: Problem with shutter or aperture priority?

    Thanks a lot for that and thanks to everyone else who put a pennyworth in. Don't know what I would do without this forum.

    Brian
    Nikon D90 with MB-D80 battery pack, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight

  3. #13
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    Re: Problem with shutter or aperture priority?

    Going off track a bit, my lens is an f2 macro but will only stop down to f2.2 when on aperture priority. Is this common?

    Thanks

    Brian
    Nikon D90 with MB-D80 battery pack, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight

  4. #14
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    Re: Problem with shutter or aperture priority?

    Quote Originally Posted by meddyliol View Post
    Going off track a bit, my lens is an f2 macro but will only stop down to f2.2 when on aperture priority. Is this common?

    Thanks

    Brian
    yes. I have that lens. It will vary depending on where you focus. Up real close, f4, I think. Focus across the room and it should go to f2.
    I must have a really good camera.

  5. #15
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    Re: Problem with shutter or aperture priority?

    OK, thanks for that. Will have a look when I wake up. Just woke up, checked and it did go to f2, yay.
    Last edited by meddyliol; 11-20-2019 at 12:00 PM. Reason: Additional text
    Nikon D90 with MB-D80 battery pack, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight





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