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Shutter priority shooting

In shutter priority setting I cannot get the shutter speed above 30 using the command dial and even when trying to shoot at 1/30 it shutter locks open. Been through the guide, played with different flash settings, etc. but cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Please help.

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Gigi215, Change your ISO up until the speed is at least 1/60th, then see if that helps. randy320sgi

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