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Manual Exposure mode Nikon F80

Hey, I am new to this I purchase a Nikon F80 camera, and am currently taking photography classes to learn about it. One of my homework assignments is to figure out how to us my camera on manual exposure mode, without the flash. I have read my manual 10 times over, and can not figure it out? Can anyone help me!!! =)

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Re: Manual Exposure mode Nikon F80

1) turn the mode switch/knob on the left of the camera to M ( manual mode ) 2) turn your lens to the highest f-stop ( 22 or 16 depending on your lens ) 3) in front of shutter release button you have control for your aperture : turn until the desired aperture is displayed ( view finder or the LCD monitor on the top ) 4) your shutter speed setting is controlled with your thumb with the control situated next to the strap lug on the right hand side of the camera. 5) press shutter release half way and look through viewfinder and see light meter reading and adjust either shutter speeds or the aperture as explained being guided by the l.meter.

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