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lynngail Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2009Sat 04-Feb-12 10:40 PM
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"D90 on manual not working"?""


New York 10708, US
          

I've been shooting manual ever since my Nikon FM days in 1976. But I cannot figure out what I'm doiing wrong with my D90.
On manual. ISO is at 200. Wb is set most of the time). I shoot. The camera changes the settings, f-stop and shutter.
Manual always meant the camera is under my command. Does it mean something different w/ digital.
Am I overlooking something obvious?

I'm in the middle of an important body of work. Hurry????!!!!

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 04-Feb-12 11:01 PM
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#1. "RE: D90 on manual not working"?""
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Sat 04-Feb-12 11:01 PM by JosephK

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The only thing that comes to mind is that you might have bracketing turned on.

Or maybe auto-ISO?

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lynngail Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2009Sat 04-Feb-12 11:26 PM
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New York 10708, US
          

ISO set to 200.

The shutter speed changes too drastically to be bracketing.

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 05-Feb-12 08:05 AM
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Could you post a couple of example images to show the changes you're seeing? It could help us to diagnose what might be going on.

Thanks!

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ShrimpBoy Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 05-Feb-12 03:23 AM
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Manual is manual. Front dial changes aperture, rear dial changes shutter speed. If you don't rotate the dials, nothing should change.

You could try a reset. Hold down the exposure compensation and AF buttons (marked with green dots) at the same time for a few seconds. The camera should reset itself to factory defaults. If manual mode on the mode dial still doesn't give you manual control, it sounds like your mode dial might not be working.

Gary
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lynngail Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2009Sun 05-Feb-12 03:10 PM
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Gary,
I did what you suggested and it seems to have done the trick. Can you explain why resetting worked?
Thank you very much.

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SWIMR Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Apr 2006Sun 05-Feb-12 05:28 PM
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Sun 05-Feb-12 05:30 PM by SWIMR

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This brings to mind a similar issue I have with wide angle autofocus. In both my D90 and D80 bodies, using a 16-85 or 18-200 lens, when set at their widest zoom range (or close to it) they typically don't focus at infinity or anywhere close to it when I point at things pretty far away (say, for example, a house, tree, fence) in bright light. Often, the focus scale reads somewhere in the vicinity of 8 - 10 fee, well short of the actual distance. Problem (if it is one) disappears when I zoom longer...say 25mm or so and beyond. My thought has been that this is due to the wide depth of field in a wide angle lens, so as the autofocus cranks towards focus on my "distant" objects, it sees a sharp enough resolution at a shorter distance because due to the depth of field, that's as far toward infinity as it needs to go to focus. Does this make any sense to others?

  

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ShrimpBoy Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Sun 05-Feb-12 11:34 PM
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Lynn, I have no idea how your camera got into the misbehaving state. But obviously nothing is broken and the reset did what it is supposed to do which is restore the camera to the factory-standard normal working state. I'm glad it worked for you.

Gary
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Ken Mitzen Registered since 04th Oct 2011Mon 06-Feb-12 07:08 PM
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I make a point of resetting my camera everytime I take it out of it's bag. I have tricked myself before by not doing this and had a lot of post processing to do because of it.

  

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lynngail Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2009Mon 13-Feb-12 03:55 AM
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Thanks Gary. Appreciate the help.

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