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????!!!!
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.
Sun 05-Feb-12 05:28 PM | edited Sun 05-Feb-12 05:30 PM by SWIMR
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?
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.