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I have a Nikon D50. When i go to class to learn about my settings they tell me to set my shutter speed. However i can't find where that setting is to set it for say one second. Do i only have presets? like on my dial?

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Turn the mode dial to S or M. Then you can turn the command dial to select the shutter speed.

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