I continuously receive this error(subject is too dark; cannot adjust exposure. use the flash) and (lighting is poor; flash recommended) throughout the day an every single time at night. I even bring the issue forward to my professor and he don't understand why this error comes up. Do you think my D5100 is malfunction? Is there a way I can stop this from happening? I called Nikon directly an there feed back make no sense at all. It seems like this camera can't be used at night without the error popping up recommending the use of flash. Appreciate the feedback sincerely.
sorry for the late response. this is the EXIF data from a picture i have on ViewNX 2. its a picture of a flower. File Info 1 File: _DSC0138.NEF Date Created: 8/29/2012 2:55:41 PM Date Modified: 8/30/2012 5:21:24 PM File Size: 14.2 MB Image Size: L (4928 x 3264)
File Info 2 Date Shot: 8/29/2012 14:55:41.40 Time Zone and Date: UTC-5, DST:ON Image Quality: Compressed RAW (14-bit) Artist: Copyright: Image Comment:
Camera Info Device: Nikon D5100 Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G Focal Length: 46mm Focus Mode: AF-C AF-Area Mode: Auto VR: OFF AF Fine Tune:
the exposure currently used is the A(aperture). and sometimes P. I pretty new to dslr. P,S,A select automatically. I prefer manual mode but I was told its best to learn those P,S,A first and foremost. Then gradually move into manual mode. Did you guys start of dslr that same way? appreciate the response.
My first film SLR had only P, A, and M modes. Started in A, pretty much stayed there. I run my DSLRs in A mode 95% of the time, Manual mode for special needs. If I don't like what the camera is picking for a shutter speed, I usually set the EV compensation or use the AE-Lock, rarely going to manual mode. I don't recall ever using shutter-speed priority; have only "played" with Program mode.
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ok, i see... i don't quite understand the EV compensation and AE-Lock at the moment. reference manual it is. I see the AE-Lock it all the time on the camera but never understand its function. So the A mode is pretty much preferred more than others. I actually got a few pictures I can post so you guys can see of the A mode. I can't remember the link where the pictures need posting.