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Neska17 Registered since 08th Jan 2014Wed 08-Jan-14 01:58 AM
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"Flexible programming question - How to choose in P mode?"
Wed 08-Jan-14 02:00 AM by Neska17

Lancaster, US
          

I'm very new to this camera (the D3100), and taking real photos in general. I'm reading a guide to help me along, and I'm stuck on the author's explanation of how to change the shutter speed and f/stop (equivalent exposures) while in P mode.

He says you should hold down the shutter release button halfway, then use the dial to change the numbers - but when I do this, nothing on the screen changes. Could it be that I have some setting on/off that would prevent me from changing these things?

Thanks for your advice!

  

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JosephK Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Wed 08-Jan-14 07:09 AM
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There is a good chance that you are hitting a physical limit of the camera. For example, if you are trying this indoors in a home's normally poor light, the camera has already picked a setting where the lens is wide open. Attempting to get the camera to use a higher shutter speed with a wider aperture is not possible in this case; you can go the other direction though.

Of course, if you are like me, you are trying the wrong (front) dial first.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 08-Jan-14 07:15 AM
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Hi Samantha,

Welcome to Nikonians!

No!

It sounds like you are trying to make the adjustments indoors or in relatively low light where the aperture is already wide open (smallest f/#).

Give it a try outdoors in bright ambient light.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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Gilbert RO Registered since 26th Dec 2013Thu 09-Jan-14 07:33 PM
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Hello,

Intresting topic, because i have never used the Program mode. I do all manual and that works fine for me. Now i must admit that i use the old canon lenses with no automatic feature at all, They are just a bit sharper then the modern standard lensen. But i do like the body from nikon....in manual mode.

So on me you got absolutly nothing in this topic

  

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WD4MLA Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 11-Jan-14 06:01 PM
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Sylva, US
          

Welcome to the Nikonians!

I sent you a private message.

Jerry Jaynes
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of North Carolina

http://www.flickr.com/photos/by_jerry_jaynes/

  

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