Hi again. I have my camera set on manual, 1/200 sync speed, f11 iso 200 commander mode, m 1/16 built in flash set to --. Okay after I take the shot of my water drop, my shutter drops down to 1/80 automatically and then won't let me change it manually back to 1/200, it will let me turn my dial down to 1/60 and below, but won't let me go above the 1/80. After I fiddle around, then I start back again at 1/200 and it does the same thing, automatically drops it to 1/80. Am I missing something? Also when I look at the info on the back lcd it is showing I am -1.3 ev, yet when I push the ev button on top of my camera, it is showing 0.0 so I don't know how to change that. hmmmm confusing....help...
Pete, that was the first thing I checked, and it wasn't set in bracketing..And Len, are you talking about channel A and having it set to, where I have it set at 1/16 for my exposure. Is that the exposure compensation you're talking about?
>Pete, that was the first thing I checked, and it wasn't set >in bracketing..And Len, are you talking about channel A and >having it set to, where I have it set at 1/16 for my exposure. > Is that the exposure compensation you're talking about?
This is the screen you can set the compensation for Ch A or B when using commander mode for the built in flash. You can also add compensation for the built in flash when you're not in "--" mode.
What are you using for a remote flash? Since I never use any of my flashes in manual mode you may be doing something I'm not familiar with.
I wish I knew how you guys actually put the picture of what you're talking about on here, that would be it so much easier for me to explain things...is it easy to do? But anyway, I use a sb600 flash. And I have the flash set to commander: built in flash is at -- with 1/16 in the comp slot, but it isn't highlighted so there's really nothing there. group a is m mode comp 1/16 and group b is m 1/16. Even though I am just using one sb600, I just leave group b as it is...
The other thing you can check is the flash compensation setting which is also the button to pop open the built in flash. Push in that button and rotate the front command dial. It acts for flash compensation the way pushing the +/- button next to the shutter release and rotating the rear command dial is for exposure compensation.
OK. To put a picture on the site. I have all of Nikon's camera manuals on my computer. I downloaded all of them from the Nikon USA site.
So what I do to is open the manual of the camera I'm referring to. I then increase the print size of the page I'm interested in and then take a screen shot of my computer monitor. I can then save the image and crop the shot in Photoshop to show exactly what I want to show. I then save my crop as a jpg and attach it to my post.
I have a Mac and one of the free apps it comes with is called Dashboard. I can then download apps from the Apple store. The app I use is called Screenshot Plus. I can copy anything that's on my monitor and make a jpg out of it. I know there are screen shot apps for Windows machines.
In Manual Mode the shutter speed (or the aperture setting) should never change from what you have set it. You should also have the "Exposure meter" showing on the top LCD.
Since setting the EV on the camera has no effect (in M Mode) then all I can think is that your selector switch may have an intermittent fault. I would "exercise" the selector switch a few times and see if that helps.
Regards, Clive Liddell Pietermaritzburg South Africa