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D 80, controling shutter speed

Camera would not allow me to change shutter speed above 200 when flash is activated. It just freeze at 200 shutter speed but it allows me to change shutter speed when the flash is off.

can anyone advise me on this please.

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The D80's falsh sync speed is only 1/200th of a second. w/ flash off you can max the shutter speed w/o problem.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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Dear hydet

use 'Program Shift'. This will change the values for both aperture & exposure, but keep the overal exposure value correct. Eg if the standard values are 1/60th of a second at f5.6, then rotating the dial in one direction will change the parameters (first) to 1/30th & f8, etc, and turning it in the other direction will change them to 1/125th & f4.

oke, post in me back


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