Question about Nikon D100 Digital Camera
WHY WON'T THE D100 SHOOT THIS PAINTING? ANY LARGER THAN THIS IT WON'T TAKE.
We tried shooting this in full manual, full automatic, every conceivable mode. Good light in the studio, and the camera working fine. But as soon as we put the painting centre frame, the camera (showing the exposure infor. in the bottom of the viewfinder) simply would not shoot. Take the orange painting to the side of the frame, no problem. But center frame and any larger than this, it simply did not click. Never seen anything like it, and your people at the Nikon Toronto service center had no explanation.
When you say you tried full manual, I just wanted to check that you also switched to manual focus? The D100 has a switch on the right side of the lens, says M, S, C, for manual, single, or continuous focus? You need that in M with a painting like that, or to should truly diffuse subjects like clouds or fog.
The reason it works fine with only part of the painting in frame is that the camera can then identify and focus on the edge of the painting. It could also focus on any painting with linear or sharp detail. Autofocus is rather clever, but not clever enough!
If you had indeed set manual focus, then I admit I'm stumped. Full manual mode with manual focus never refuses to trigger the shutter on my D70; although it does often take pictures I don't understand at first. :) Good luck -- let us know what you find out, please!
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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