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Manual settings - shutter speed not indicated

Long story short, in manual mode, the left-right arrow indicators for the aperture settings still appear on the LCD, but the up-down arrows for the shutter speed suddenly stopped appearing, and now I can't change that setting.

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Re: Manual settings - shutter speed not indicated

Shut down the camera - remove batteries, leave for an hour- reinsert batteries- Did it recover? If no get onto the Sony Technical Support Team - This indicates a firmware failure which they and only they can sort.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007

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How do I change the aperture when my camera is in manual mode

You have to hold down the exposure compensation button at the same time as turning the control dial.
The values appear on the control panel screen.

I found this on page 33 of the manual...
Set the mode dial to M and turn the control dial to set the value.
• To set the shutter speed: Turn the control dial.
To set the aperture value:Turn the control dial while holding down the
[+-](exposure compensation) button.

The exposure level indicator appears on the control panel screen, showing the difference (ranging from -3 EV to +3 EV) between the exposure value calculated by the currently selected aperture
and shutter speed compared to the exposure value considered optimum by the camera.

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How does aperture setting affect a photograph?

The aperture is the opening in the lens through which light passes to the image sensor. Changing the aperture setting allows you to control the depth of field of a photograph. When the aperture is opened to a widersetting, (indicated by a lower f-stop number) more light is passed to the imagesensor, creating more shallow depth of field. Closing the aperture (indicatedby a higher f-stop number) allows less light to pass to the image sensor,creating wider depth of field.

NOTE: The aperture setting is one of three primary settings usedto control the overall exposure of a photograph. The other two primary settingsare ISO and shutter speed. Because the three settings work together to produce the overall exposure for a photograph, changingthe aperture setting will require complimentary changes to either the ISO or shutter speed to produce a properly exposed photograph. These changes will bemade automatically by the camera in the Auto, Program, Aperture-priority andShutter-priority modes.

There are two ways tocontrol the aperture setting on the camera:
  • Aperture-priority mode (A) - When shooting in Aperture priority mode (A), you set the aperture value and the camera automatically sets the optimum shutter speed for you.
  • Manual mode (M) - When shooting in Manual mode (M), you control both aperture and shutter speed, which gives you maximum creative control to achieve the exact results you want.

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What would cause auto mode to start producing dark pictures?

This has been showing up in the autofocus mode of Nikon DSLRs of all flavors for years. There's some indication it may be due to an underlubricated gear causing the shutter to fire at a faster speed than indicated, but most of the evidence seems to point to a random glitch in the firmware.

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In the Manual mode, press FN then use up/down-arrow. See page 18 of the manual:

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Where do I go to get simple manual focus instructions for my fujifilm s1500? I am trying to work my way throughusing fstop and Iso and shutter speed, but I am not sure which numbers refer to what when I...

The numbers in the left side of the screen is shutterspeed and aperture number.
125 means the shutterspeed is 1/125 sek.
F is the aperturenumber. The higher F number, the smaller aperture opening, the higher depth-of-field.
You can see these number in S, A and M mode.
S is shutter priority: You choose the shutter speed and the camera chooses the correct aperture (within limits)
A is aperture priority: You choose the aperture and the camera chooses the correct aperture (still within limits)
M is manual mode: You have to choose both aperture and shutterspeed. The ruler is an indicator, that tells you when the exposure is correct. The pointer should be in the middle of the ruler.

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How do I change the shutter speed setting on my Cannon a570is digital camera

1. Set the mode dial to "M" for Manual.
2. Press +/- button to select Shutter speed or Aperture value.
3. Use Left or Right arrow key to change the value.

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Shutter lag on fuji finepix s7000 - is there a solution ?

2 things - you could do 1 or both, depending on the photographic situation:
1) If you can choose manual focusing, select manual focussing & prefocus on subject. This eliminates the need to refocus. I do this lots with the S9500 model.
2) If you can shoot in manual mode, use auto exposure to see what shutter speed & aperture the camera selects when the camera is pointed at the ground (or other suitably lit spot). Change to manual exposure & set the aperture & shutter speed indicated by the camera in AUTO mode.

Once you do either or both of these you will get instantaneous shutter release.

Practise on unimportant subjects first and see how you go.

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Apperture and shutter speed settings

First select AV (Aperture Mode) to select the required aperture then switch to M (Manual Mode) and spin the wheel until you get the right speed.


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Aperture Priority Mode - an undocumented feature

In addition to the "quirks" of the Landscape and Aperture Priority Modes (neither mode works as documented!)..... The camera also behaves differently in full Manual Mode (it changes the settings, whether you want it to or not to compensate for available light)... At lower Zoom Levels, the camera will adjust the Shutter Speed Only, to try and compensate for available light... For example: with the Camera preset to F5.6 Aperture, and 1/48 sec. shutter speed, the camera will adjust the shutter speed between a range of 1/30 to 1/291 sec, to try and "auto expose" the shot for lower or higher light levels, even though you're in manual mode. At an Aperture Setting of 2.8 and 1/48 of a second, the number of internal steps in shutter speed the camera is willing to take, increases dramatially - for example: shutter speeds up to 1/600 of a second, even though you have the shutter set to 1/48 in manual mode. The camera WILL NOT attempt to adjust the Aperture to compensate for proper exposure in available light (OR WILL IT??).... It depends on your Zoom settings! It won't if your're near to full wide angle, but IT WILL if you are using the Zoom. Once you cross some unknown zoom threshold (it doesn't have to be at full zoom), then the camera begins to change both the Aperture and Shutter speed to compensate for available light, even though you are in "Full Manual", versus Auto Exposure Mode. In Manual Mode, (as in Aperture Priority Mode), the amount of change the camera is willing to make to your settings, appears to be related to a preset number of internal steps, with the number of steps dependent on both Aperture and Zoom Settings, before it gives an EV Warning for Over or Under Exposure conditions.... The type (shutter speed only for wide angle, shutter and aperture for zoom) and amount (number of internal "steps" it takes to increase/decrease shutter speed and increase or decrease aperture), is dependent on the amount of zoom you are using for the current shot.

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Shutter priority mode?

s I understand it from what I have seen on the Web, the 3000Z can operate in several modes: 1. Fully automatic (camera select both 2. Manual (user sets both aperture and shutter speed). 3. Aperture Priority mode - user sets aperture and camera chooses correct shutter speed to get a good exposure Apparently there is no Shutter Priority mode (user cannot set only the shutter er speed and allow the camera to set the aperature to get a good exposure). This option is available on the Epson 850Z camera and this seems like a silly ommision to make on a "high-end" camera like the 3000Z.

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