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P setting on D200 Nikon

When used on P setting with a flash at night, the settings changed on my Nikon D200 from the normal 1/60 @ f7.1 at 800. The speed instead of being fixed moved depending on the ambient light in the room. Anywhere from 1/15 to 1/125.s there a way to get the camera to go back to the original 1/60?
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Re: P setting on D200 Nikon

  1. Set the camera on manual.
  2. Set your aperture to what ever you prefer
  3. Set the speed to 1/60
  4. Adjust your speed or aperture until you like the exposure
Program mode will do what it wants...not what you want. Sometimes it makes good choices, but you have more control in M mode.

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Hello! When I attach the flash on my Nikon D200, it fires even while I'm focusing or just when I touch the trigger button. Any ideas? The flash is not firing like that while not on the camera.

The flash on the camera is being used to throw light for the lens to focus, unless the flash has a setting / the camera has a setting to fix this.... I would assume this as a normal behaviour.

Just to be sure that i'm thinking the same lines as you - your flashes that happen while focusing will be short bursts and when you take the final image you still have a significantly higher powered flash.

Dec 25, 2010 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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All of the sudden, even with the camera set to full auto, in the light of day, all photos are super dark like they were taken at night with no flash

Some times the cameras memory may become confused, so to speak. Or a user may have set something which was not set back, and so causes this to happen.
Most cameras have a way to reset to factory specs. or default as stated in some.
Then, set the adjustments the way you like them.

Oct 30, 2010 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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Err, R25 on display

The D200 uses a different way of changing the aperture than on that old lens. Set the switch to 22 and lock it with the little lock just above it. It always has to set like this. Now the D200 will stop complaining.

May 16, 2009 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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Nikon D200 images not sharp

Your camera settings may be off. The D200 is very flexible when it comes to personalizing your settings, but they can be hard to navigate.
Try resetting using the built in reset feature. This will not affect your personal settings but may clear any unwanted changes. To do this, find the "QUAL and +/- " buttons on the top of the camera. Hold them both down for a few seconds. The top LCD blinks then the camera is reset.
This resets things like resolution, White balance and ISO settings.

Next, try setting your metering matrix to the middle position. Not the top and certainly not the bottom postion. This switch is located on the right side of the view finder.

If your lens has a "M/A - M", use the M/A setting.

There are three settings for focus. C, S, and M, located on the front of the camera next to the lens. Set your camera focus to "S". This will set it up for still subjects and prevent the sensors from tracking things that move. Also set on the AF area mode switch on the back of the D200.

Try these settings. If your images are still out of focus, you may have other issues that may require servicing by an authorized Nikon facility.

Apr 13, 2009 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera

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Nikon D200 / photos coming out magenta somtimes blue

Set it to a manual white balance colour temperature, 5200K being an average one to start testing at. Does this make a difference? If not, then the sensor, RGB lightmetering sensor or exposure board may be at fault. The peripheral area of most sensors is used for white balance metering, which denotes a sensor issue, although if the exposure board isn't reading this information correctly, then it will give varying results. However, Nikon's 420 pixel RGB sensor on the D200 may also be taking WB readings. I'll be talking to Nikon soon, but try manual settings first.

Jun 30, 2008 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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Prime lens

make sure the aperture ring on the lens is set to the minimum aperture number, (usually a orange colored number), i.e. f22,f32

Jan 23, 2008 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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Camera automatically resets some settings.

Sure sounds like it could be a firmware bug - I suggest you upgrade to firmware version v 2.0.0 (it looks complex but is really quite simple - just need to do upgrade twice - once for A and once for B.

If this does not fix it I would suggest repair - the CMOS (which stores the values when the camera is shut off) may be defective - it must be fixed by Nikon Service.

Jan 08, 2008 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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what is the actual proablem?

Nov 17, 2007 | Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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Nikon d200-manual mode

x250 means flash synch speed is set to 1/250.  Is your speedlight connected or is you on-camera flash up?

Sep 20, 2007 | Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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The symptom you describe sounds like an incorrect white-balance setting when you take the images. Digital cameras are sensitive to the quality of lighting seen when your taking pictures. First thing to try is to manually select a white balance setting and try the photos again. Try google or your manual to find instructions on how to do that. The camera can auto-adjust to some lighting situations, but fails to properly compensate in other situations resulting in the muddy or yellowed images you have seen. There is a product called "expodisc" that corrects for this white balance problem as well. Look it up. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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