Hi all! I just recently upgraded to the D7100 and went to shoot with it in manual mode tonight. I ran into a problem where I could only get the shutter speed up to 1/250 when it's supposed to go up to 1/8000. Anyone have any idea what's wrong? I read the entire manual and tried so many things. I don't understand why it won't let me increase the shutter speed. Not using flash or anything. Please help!
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Have you gone to the wrong end of the shutter speed range? If your 250 has an 'X' next to it, you've selected the flash sync shutter speed. You need to spin the dial all the way to the other end to get to 1/8000.
Check to make sure you did not go the wrong way on the dial as the slow end will have "bulb" and "x250" along with all the whole-second times having a double-quote after them (math symbol for seconds).
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I wasn't using any sort of flash and I put the dial as far as it would go both directions. 250x in one direction to 250 in the other. I tried every button and read the whole manual and it finally let me change up to 8000 when I changed something in the custom settings called command mode. I still don't quite understand it, but at least I can use the higher shutter speeds now.
Sat 06-Apr-13 06:00 PM | edited Sat 06-Apr-13 06:01 PM by gfinlayson
Do you mean 'Commander Mode'? This is an operating mode for the on-board flash that allows it to wirelessly control remote CLS compatible Nikon Speedlites. It shouldn't affect shutter speed selection unless you're using flash.
Was the on-board flash popped up when you had this issue?
Hi, I joined this forum to figure out this exact same problem. I learned on a Nikon D50 and in September purchased a D7100. In manual mode, which I prefer to use, the shutter will go no higher than 60 secs. I've reset the camera to factory settings. Shutter priority also has horrible and blurry pics. The only place I am getting a decent action shot ( action with a dog running) is in Aperture Mode? I don't know what to try next besides calling Nikon Thanks Blupurs
I have a D7100 and in manual exposure mode the only way shutter speed is restricted is if you have the flash enabled. Then shutter speed is restricted to whatever to have the Flash Sync Speed set to in the menu (Custom Setting Menu item e1).
In shutter priority you set the shutter speed so if you're getting blurred images from motion, then you haven't set a high enough speed. However, if your "issue" is preventing higher speeds, then I can see why. Perhaps the flash is not latching closed completely. ?? But that wouldn't explain why everything works in aperture priority.??