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The shutter speed priority setting on my Canon 40D keeps jumping to a different speed that I haven't set. E.g - set at 200, jumps to 25 when I go to take a photo. I have spoken to Canon regarding the problem and they have suggested that I clear the user settings. This initially solved the problem for all of an hour, but the problem has now started up again. I'll probably be sending it in, as I think it might be a problem with the hardware, just thought I'd check here first. Any suggestions? Thanks, Miss L.E.Close.

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Maybe you also can check the auto bracketing is turned off.

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I'm using the sports mode and all my shots are blurry and orange


It may just be too dark for action photography. Try turning your ISO up to 1000+. Set your computer in Tv (Time Priority Mode). Use the top wheel to adjust the shutter time to something like 200 or greater. Keep an eye on the aperture value. If it starts flashing, you don't have enough light to support your settings.

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What setting do I use to take clear pictures of moving hair?


Your problem is that your shutter speed is too low. If your concern is primarily stopping movement (hair or other) you need to increase your shutter speed or use a flash. If you don't wish to use the flash (or it is already too bright), then use the Tv mode on your camera (Shutter Priority) which controls the shutter speed.

The value will vary based on the speed of your object and the amount of light in the scene. I would suggest starting with a value of 1/250 second which will probably be sufficient to freeze most hair movement. Note that as you increase the speed, you need more light.

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How do I change the shutter speed on the Fuji S8000fd


Set the camera to Shutter Priority AE by turning the mode dial to S. Press the +/- button to open the setting screen, then press up/down to select the shutter speed.

You control the shutter speed the same way in Manual mode. You also select different shutter speed/aperture combinations the same way in Program mode.

You can indirectly control the shutter speed in Aperture Priority AE by changing the aperture and letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed.

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Well you can get the Canon Battery Grip For EOS-40D/30D/20D Model# BG-E2N, which has a separate set of controls including the wheel. OEM is about $170 Chinese clones $80. The camera body will probably sell for about $200 as is on eBay.

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Not sure what you are really asking here as it would depend on the settings you have selected to use.

For instance if your ISO ) ASA film speed) is set to 64 and you have an aperture priority setting of say 6 then the shutter will go clllllllllickkkkk ( be slow say 1/30th of a second. As opposed to say ISO of 200 and an aperture of 16 the camera will go cliick now if you select ISO 400 and aperture of 16 the camera will clk This is the "sports type setting for fast moving objects ) I am presuming daylight average light for the above
after 4pm or in some shade areas shutter speed can also be delayed and the picture result is blurred due to camera shake at low speeds.
then u need a tripod

Now what have you selected as an amateur snapshot artist?
Day night settings
AUTO
ISO 100 + ........
portratit
landscape
night

Any of these settings on auto will also be delayed depending on ISO and the amount of ambiant light available to the camera. So you need to get to know your cameraq by practice

Some settings ( see manual) suggest using shutter priority to get good pics
Others suggest aperture priority.

It might be better for you to get a basic digital photography book to help you understand and compose good pics ( Digital photography for dummies ( or DP basics)


Hers a tip worth remembering with apertures

Smaller the number larger the hole(aperture)
Larger the number smaller the aperture

larger hole for lower light
smaller hole for very bright light

so experiment with aperture to be familiar on what to select for the degree of light then test different ISO speeds and keep notes.

When you use zoom increase the EV by 1+ and see what the difference is to standard distance

All great fun and learning and now cheaper because you dont have to pay for film or development to see what creative pics you have made!

So perhaps the camera does not have a problem, it just has you, and

you need to bond so Good Luck and ,many happy snappy hours of fun


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Your Highlight Tone Priority is turned ON. Once ON, all your zeros will be replaced by the letter 'o' to remind you that it is ON. If I remember correctly, the ISO range is limited too.

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if overexposed, what yuou can try and do is make the shutter speed faster (so less light reaches the sensor) or reduce to the ISO setting to 200 or lower as needed. Both these will help with overexposed images. I wouldn't recommend consulting the manual because there are so many variables... The manual doesn't know exactly how much light there will be in very shot you take, and that is the crux of photography, working out what settings work best with the light available for each shot.

Hope that helps!

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Check if your Highlight Tone Priority is turned ON. Once ON, the ISO is limited to between 200 and 1600 until you disable Highlight Tone Priority. Also, all your zeros will be replaced by the letter 'o' to remind you that it is ON (Eg 2oo instead of 200)

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When using sport mode the ISO jumps to 400 or more, and this is very noticeable in the grain of the picture. S3 renders good detail up to ISO 200. My advice: Set ISO to 200 in Tv mode, then set the shutter speed to 400 or something like that using the < > buttons. You have to try the best speed under the light you are. If the light is very good, perhaps you can use ISO 100 and get much better results.


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There is nothing wrong here - the camera computes the exposure as the flash is not firing. The flash will fire and it will adapt the power to the received light. You must go into M ot AV, fix your parameters and shoot. The flash will adapt to your whishes - only take care to not choose a shooting time to small (1/200 or 1/60 - you have settings for it).

This is not a bug, but a feature.

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