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Shutter stays open

I think i've done something to the settings on my D50.....when i press the shoot button....the shutter stays open...it only closes when i press shoot again.....resetting hasn't solved the problem....help

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  • kakima May 11, 2010

    What exposure mode(s)? If you're in M or S, check to make sure the shutter speed isn't set to "bulb".

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According to what you say, it seems that you selected B (Bulb) as shutter speed (and MANUAL mode).

First, check whether you are on MANUAL mode ("M"); then, check your shutter speed. If it's really in "bulb" mode, all you have to do is dialing the speed button down to figures that match your subject's light conditions and your other preferences involved in the exposure (ISO, lens apperture).

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