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  1. #11
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Um......I use picture stamper for logo and resizing but the main culprit, I think, is Photos.....I use this to change from NEF to jpgs............hangs head in shame.............


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  2. #12
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    Will have to learn how many clicks from auto to manual cos I can't see in the dark or even reach to see...then fingers crossed!!
    I have a hard enough time seeing in he daytime, forget at night. I keep a small size MAG light in my camera bag for camera setting changes at night.
    Mike

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  3. #13
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    shutter was not responding! ...
    Jenn, I'm still a bit confused as to what your issue was. Every so often, you pressed the shutter button and nothing happened? You said you were in Manual mode, so the shutter should have clicked away every time regardless of how the light was. Pitch black should still have recorded an image.

    The only settings I can see that would explain a 'shutter fail' are if you were in AF mode and your camera's AF-S / AF-C Priority Selection (that's usually in the Custom menu, items a1+a2), were set to Focus. With those settings, the camera will do nothing when you press the shutter release button until something is in focus.
    Lothar Katz

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  4. #14
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenn View Post
    Tried to take firework pix on Saturday night and got a few, but missed so many......shutter was not responding! I know the 'image was too dark' - didn't need that message!...der, it was night time!! I had lowest ISO, 6 second or more exposure and was about f11..........SO....played around in the dark last night ....was my shutter speed too short....used bulb, fiddled with ISO up to 400, fstops from hero to zero and unless there was a small light source, ziltch. It must be me...what am I doing wrong - how do I get long exposures of say, fireworks or lightning, that begin after the exposure time? Is that where I'm adrift, expectations wrong? Not a shutter problem....on auto or in daylight (with some ND filters) all is fine. Getting quite exasperated!!

    Oh great wise ones, put me straight!

    Jenn
    It has nothing to do with exposure, per se; your camera was telling you it was too dark for it to achieve focus-lock, and until the camera "knows" something is in focus, it won't take a shot. You can over-ride this feature by changing the Focus Priority setting to "Release" instead of "Focus".
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  5. #15
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    ... until the camera "knows" something is in focus, it won't take a shot. You can over-ride this feature by changing the Focus Priority setting to "Release" instead of "Focus".
    Paul, I believe this is only true in AF mode. In Manual, the camera will still shoot - at least, my D500 does.
    Lothar Katz

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  6. #16
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Quote Originally Posted by lokatz View Post
    Paul, I believe this is only true in AF mode. In Manual, the camera will still shoot - at least, my D500 does.
    By "AF mode" do you mean one of the Auto-focus Modes versus using Manual focus? If that's the case then, yes, you're correct.

    I understood the OP to mean she was shooting in Manual exposure-mode which, obviously, is separate from the Auto-focus/Auto-focus Area modes and all that.

    On my D750 I can trip the shutter without focus-lock when shooting in manual-focus, but not when using any of the Auto-focus modes (AF-S, AF-C, AF-Auto), unless of course the Release Priority setting is set to "Release [Priority]" (which it is not on my camera). With the Release Priority setting set to "Focus [Priority]" the camera requires a focus-lock before it takes a shot. This holds true even when I'm shooting in what I call Full Manual (exposure mode).

    But I did read most of this thread rather quickly so perhaps I'm not understanding something.
    Last edited by Horoscope Fish; 10-17-2017 at 09:08 PM.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Let's wait for the OP to clarify. I am not 100% sure either.
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    Lothar Katz

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  8. #18
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Thanks so much, peeps! I have learnt sooo much - it was the settings I had wrong....it was on auto in the focus priority......my properly remote remote shutter is due today (thanks Amazon prime!!) I have downloaded View NX so hopefully the info will not be lost, can post pix, just so much help...... a ​BIG thanks to everyone who took the time to answer

    Grateful Jenn

  9. #19
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    Re: Looking to troubleshoot....'image too dark'

    Had the same issue last year on Bonfire Night and only rectified thanks to the light of the other half's phone! Looking forward to better results this year!

    Some great tips here guys so will bear these in mind too!

    Cliff





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