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The shutter only works in M250 and B, and none of the P,S,A or M programs are responding. Metering works fine, I get numbers in the LCD- display in the viewfinder. Any suggestions on how to get the shutter to work in P,S,A and M?

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Hey Mike, This is an easy one. With the battery grip attached, you can only have either Shutter Priority or Aperture Priority work properly. You can change it with the custom function settings of the camera. So you can change it to work with Aperture Priority if you use that more so then shutter priority won't work. Brandon

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Hey Mike, This is an easy one. With the battery grip attached, you can only have either Shutter Priority or Aperture Priority work properly. You can change it with the custom function settings of the camera. So you can change it to work with Aperture Priority if you use that more so then shutter priority won't work. Brandon

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