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Inside the room the picture is too dark even it is in full auto mode... or even when i use speed as less than 1/125 ... what should I do to take natural bright pic ?

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Use more light in the room.

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Hi dear pmorala
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2) also check the aperture lever on the camera body may be broken or bent.
3) look at the Shutter release the mirror and shoot the camera in a low speed (M mode) note if this works correctly or some of the leaves that make up the curtain is loose or out of place.


Everything seems fine ... OK command dial to select the full aperture, shoots the camera at you and see the diaphragm (set M mode and speed sh bellow 1 / 8). Full closed? = Aperture Mechanism defective.

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In actual fact, anything that has to do with the light measurement, lens apature control, or the main picture processing can make problems.

It is a common problem that people sometimes damage the lense from banging or dropping the camera, or it just fails.

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