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Command Dial not working

Hi,
I am trying to change my shutter speed by setting the mode to S using the command dial, but the shutter speed is just set to 4000 and wont budge.
Is there a fault in my command dial or am i doing something wrong?
It doesnt seem to respond in any PSAM mode.

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  • Steve Grezoux
    Steve Grezoux May 11, 2010

    When you turn the thumb dial to the left, does the shutter speed drop? I just tried a D40 in Shutter Priority mode, with the shutter speed set at 4000. Each click to the left drops the speed. Does yours?

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