Last night I used my D200 and took some photos using the internal flash.
This morning I went to use the camera in M mode and I can't move the shutter past x250. Whether I put it in M mode or A mode I can go to the slower shutter speeds but when I turn the dial it will not allow me to go above x250.
What did I do? How do I correct this??
Thank you very much !!
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#2. "RE: D200 X250" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 08-Nov-12 06:33 PM
x250 is the high-speed sync for the flash. If you have the flash turned on, this is the fastest the camera will go.
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#3. "RE: D200 X250" | In response to Reply # 0RABaker Registered since 30th Sep 2003Sat 10-Nov-12 04:36 AM
The shutter speed "X250" is at one extreme end of the available shutter speeds - it is actually beyond "Bulb" in the M (manual) mode, or beyond 30 sec in the S (shutter priority) mode. I've never used this setting myself, but it is apparently used to lock the camera on the maximum electronic flash sync speed in either M or S modes. Attempting to move the command wheel to the left has no effect because X250 is already at the end of the list. In M mode you should be able to move the command dial to the *right* and see Bulb, then 30" (30 sec), 25", 20", etc. The farther you move the command dial to the right the shorter the shutter speeds will become until, eventually, you reach 8000 (1/8000 sec) at the other extreme end of the shutter speed list. As already mentioned, you will not be able to move the shutter speeds to anything shorter than 250 (1/250 sec) if you have the internal flash raised - to reach 1/8000 you will have to put the flash down.
Does your camera behave as described above? If not, it sounds like you may have something that needs to be repaired.