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

Are you in very low light conditions with a low ISO? If so, your shutter speed may be displaying 3 or 2.5 seconds.


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Challenge Team
Welcome! Sounds like you are set for a very slow shutter speed. Try turning the rear command dial.


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First off, howdy and welcome to Nikonites!!!

As @Needa mentioned, sounds like the last time this camera was used in shutter priority mode, the shutter was set for long exposure ... 2.5 to 3 seconds long. Easy enough to change, the rear command dial will adjust the shutter speed.


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I was confused by that too. Typically, the double quote denotes seconds of arc rather than seconds in time. Maybe that is common for other countries.