When I set the camera to use the wirless remote for my Nikon D40, it automatically sets back to the manual shutter release after a very short period of time. If I wait 30 seconds or so between pictures, I have to go back into the menu and set it back to the remote setting. Any suggestions? Or is this just an unfortunate flaw in the camera?
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What shutter speed(s) are you using? What happens when you use a faster shutter speed? In the S and M modes you are responsible for setting the shutter speed, and you can set it to anything within the camera's range.
You need to set the shooting mode to one of the two remote modes. The quick-response remote mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote. The delayed remote mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back before firing the shutter.
See the "Shooting Modes" section in the manual (page 32 in my copy).
You have not stated which model camera body you have so I can only give you general Nikon information. There is a range over which the automatic settings will work for each camera. In addition, Nikon bodies have multiple sensitivity ranges. On the D90 for example, go into the "Shooting Menu" and open the "ISO sensitivity settings." You will see "maximum sensitivity" and "minimum shutter speed" menus along with the "ISO sensitivity auto control" options. Turn off the auto control option and manually set the maximum (ISO) sensitivity and minimum shutter speed. Also, the Shooting Menu also has "High ISO NR" settings that can be used to accommodate most lighting situations. You need to look in your camera's manual for all the details. The Nikon website has manuals available for all the Nikon products.
If you're using a wired remote, you don't have to do anything special. Simply use the button on the remote instead of the shutter release button on the camera.
If you're using an infrared remote, set your camera's shooting mode to one of the remote modes. Quick-response mode fires the shutter when you press the button on the remote, Delayed mode gives you two seconds to hide the remote behind your back.
Set the exposure mode to Manual (M) or Shutter-priority (S) and specify the shutter speed yourself. You'll have to set it sufficiently slow in order to see any difference between front- and rear-curtain.
Check if the swithch on to your left on the lens set to 'A'. If it is set to M this will be in manual mode and autofocus does not take place.
If this doesn't help, try removing the lens and re-fixing it firmly and properly.
Trust this helps.
The D40 will not take great photos of an indoor event without blurring or noise. You need a fast lens and a high ISO using the popup flash or on camera flash would be ideal but some of these events you can not use flash. All these images I shot with a Nikon D40. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?src=fftb#/pages/Keller-TX/Raving-Design/78762448229?v=photos&ref=ts Learn to use the camera for ur events. Experiment it's all about trial and error. Ray