"Flexible programming question - How to choose in P mode?" Wed 08-Jan-14 02:00 AM by Neska17
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?
#1. "RE: Flexible programming question - How to choose in P mode?" In response to Reply # 0
Seattle, WA, US
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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#3. "RE: Flexible programming question - How to choose in P mode?" In response to Reply # 0
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.