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Picture mode Only half of the picture modes are available. Neither tv or av are avilable only p and m On the other side of the dial only macro sport flash off and auto are availabl So when I put the dial on tv it will say program exposure. Is this a software problem or a problem with the dial

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Re: picture mode

You also need to make sure the lens apature ring is in the right position, turned all the way to the right and set on the A locked position. also go thru all the menus and make sure all the custom settings are set back to factory and start over with the settings

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Re: picture mode

This is most likely a problem with the dial itself. Generally speaking the software within the camera does not fail unless something breaks within the camera. To make absolutely sure - contact the manufacturer and find out if there is an active recall for this product. If it is a manufacturing or software fault they will recall it. Otherwise it will have to be professionally repaired. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Feb 24, 2007

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Guest is quite right - use the macro button on left hand side of lens (holding camera pointing at subject) Press once for "macro" which focuses from 10cm away. If you hold this button in for about 2 seconds, it puts your camera into "supermacro" mode, which gives focus from right up against the lens! (need backlighting for this close!) Supermacro will not work in Auto and Sport mode. Best is to use "AV" or "TV"

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Hope this helps.

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