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Question about Manual Mode

bryant1976

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bryant1976 Registered since 14th Oct 2009
Thu 12-Nov-09 02:13 AM

Hello all! I'm brand new to the site, so please forgive my infant knowledge of my D5000 and DSLR's in general. My question is about making changes to the other manual modes...do those changes affect the mode of "M". I think it does because today I changed the f-stop and saw that it had changed it when I took it back to "M". If this is the case, then I'm only scratching the surface of what this camera can do...and that's a little intimidating. The only things I've done with it in Manual so far is change the Shutter and the ISO. I'm really sorry to ask such a newbie-type question, but I really want to learn this thing. Thanks in advance!!!

By the way, I have the lens that came with the camera body (VR 18-55). I also have a NIKOR(sp.) 55-200 (non VR...probably a cheapie, but it came with it as well...I think it sells for $249). Thanks again!

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blw

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#1. "RE: Question about Manual Mode" | In response to Reply # 0

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Thu 12-Nov-09 01:56 AM

I think you're asking if changes made in one mode affect other modes. That is definitely true in many cases. For example, if you're in M (full manual mode), and you set the aperture to f/11. If you now switch to Aperture preferred mode (A), it will take your request for f/11. If you had set the shutter speed while in M mode, that will be retained if you switch to shutter preferred mode. In A mode, a shutter speed setting is ignored because A mode operates explicitly by you setting an aperture and the camera choosing the corresponding shutter speed. Similarly in S, the shutter speed is accepted from your input and the corresponding aperture is selected, so any aperture setting you may have made in M mode is ignored.

And ISO changed in one mode will certainly affect ISO in all most if not all of the other modes too.

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bryant1976

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#2. "RE: Question about Manual Mode" | In response to Reply # 1

bryant1976 Registered since 14th Oct 2009
Thu 12-Nov-09 02:25 AM

Thanks blw. That explains why I was seeing some things change and others not change. I'll search for a full definition of each of the manual modes so that I can know when to change for each instance of a picture. I'll continue doing research and hopefully will get better. I've taken some pretty awesome pictures with the camera, but am not sure if I'm supposed to upload a compressed version of the picture or the actual 5 to 6 MB picture. Anyway, thanks again!

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MEMcD

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#3. "RE: Question about Manual Mode" | In response to Reply # 2

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 12-Nov-09 04:53 AM

Hi Jason,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Here is the maximum image size allowed to be posted in the forums:
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bryant1976

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#4. "RE: Question about Manual Mode" | In response to Reply # 3

bryant1976 Registered since 14th Oct 2009
Thu 12-Nov-09 04:01 PM

>Hi Jason,
>
>Welcome to Nikonians!
>Here is the maximum image size allowed to be posted in the
>forums:
>3.5. In the forums, we suggest you limit the image size to no
>more than 900 pixels on the longest side. This is to
>accommodate those who have smaller monitors, members who have
>monitors set at low display resolutions and those not on broad
>band Internet connections or in remote areas of the globe.
>
>3.6. In the forums, there is a maximum 150KByte limit to each
>image posted, and you will get an error message trying to
>upload any bigger image file. This makes for a better
>experience for dial up users and helps keep network traffic
>costs down.
>
>Example of re-sizing process to reach under 150KB from
>Photoshop (similar process in other tools):
>a. Open your file.
>b. Image > Image Size
>Set the longer dimension to 900 Pixels (maximum) and
>resolution to 72 or 96 pixels/inch.
>c. File > Save for Web Option
>d. Verify file size (or set to under 150KByte)
>e. Save as a jpg type file
>You can find more information in the Terms of Use at the
>following link:
>https://www.nikonians.org/html/about/terms_of_use.html
>Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

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