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  1. #1
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    Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    Hi!

    I am at a loss! I cannot figure out why my camera is changing my shutter speed after every picture I take. I set everything I need for the appropriate lighting, etc... in manual... and I look at the info/picture after, and it's different. For example, I had it set at 1/60, f/2.8, 4500K, 800 ISO and so on... but the camera thought it was necessary to change it to 1/100 and it was too dark. What's up?


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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    Not to second guess, but are you sure that you had the camera in manual mode? Did you check the EXIF info?

  3. #3
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    Yes, it's in manual mode. I have it set up to display all info, I believe it's the same that you are speaking of, after each picture with the histogram, shutter speed, etc...

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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    What program(s) are you using to edit/view your images? Most of them will be able to let you see the settings that were used. If you can post them here we might be able to assist.

    Take a look here for an example of what I mean: EXIF Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia

  5. #5
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    Instead of full manual have you tried the "S" Shutter priority mode since you mentioned setting the shutter speed? Unless you have a lot of custom settings on your camera you could consider doing a reset to wipe the settings, and then program back in what you want just to be sure you have only what you want in the settings. I personally rarely use "M" mode as a lot of my shots are brief momentary opportunities so I set my camera ahead of time to "S" or "A" depending on available light, lens, and if I need to stop action or what depth of field I need..this way when I go to shoot I can get into action quickly...Manual is best only when you have time to think about it and time to check/verify settings...good luck...

    Have you hugged your Nikon today?

  6. #6
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    I might just go back to doing that. Personally, i think that my camera might have been a return and the settings weren't set back to default. When I got it and started shooting the first thing that I noticed was a delay in shooting. I poked around and poked around until I found exposure delay mode was turned on. I turned it off and it clicked clicked away.

    I just find it odd that I set up everything that I need, get my settings right. I take a picture, it looks ok, then I take another it looks darker. But why? I just used the same settings. I look at the histogram and all the information, and the shutter speed is different than what I had originally set it to. What's even worse than that I have a great picture with my setting where I want them, take the picture and it looks great, the next one is blown out, the next one is great, the next on is blown out... ugh

    I'll have to do some more looking around and just do a reset.
    Last edited by Julia; 07-10-2010 at 06:58 PM.

  7. #7
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    Julia, my D3 did this to me at a wedding once! I was at a loss, then discovered that I had the camera set to bracket the exposure. I still don't know how it got to that setting, but that was the problem. Hope this helps!

    Lela
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  8. #8
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    I'd bet that the camera store sold you a display model or the sales staff used it for product familiarization. My first digital [a D70] was that way with over 400 shutter activations.

    There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a known display model, but they should sell them at a slight discount or throw in a free memory card for the trouble.

  9. #9
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    LELA! You are the best... Like I said, it was really beginning to get me down, especially after my newborn/family session yesterday A lot of the pictures didn't come out because of this. I checked and it was the bracketing.

    Blueiron - I completely agree... It's a little annoying

    Thanks guys! I believe it's all figured out now.
    Last edited by Julia; 07-12-2010 at 03:56 AM.

  10. #10
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    Re: Shutter speed changing in manual mode

    You are very welcome! Now you can love your camera again! lol

    You know, it's a good thing that we are shooting digital and are able to see the images as we shoot. Can you imagine how horrible it would be to get film back from the lab after shooting a wedding and ...... ohhhhhh, I think I'm getting a little sick just thinking about that!!!





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