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I removed the lens to show to the shutter release. While putting the lens back on I didn't place it correctly on the first attempt. Also, when I removed the lens, the camera was on and possibly in live view.

Now, the aperture doesn't change while in Live View mode. (Yes, I'm holding down the -/+ button. Also while it is on manual.) I can only change the aperture while in viewfinder mode.

Did I mess something up? Or is it in the settings somewhere?

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We can't change f-stops in nikon d3200 in live view mode because when the mirror is lifted up the aperture-setting lever stops working. It works fine in viewfinder mode since the mirror is down.

Just to clarify your doubt please switch to different lens and try changing f-stops in live view.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for your response rafal. I was able to change the f-stop in live view before. That is why in concern. Also, when I removed the lens, the camera was on and possibly in live view. \$\endgroup\$
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    Commented Jul 22, 2016 at 17:38
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I solved it.

In movie settings, you have to manual movie setting off in order to be able to change the aperture in live view.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! This seems to be a bug in the software. Seems stupid that one has to do this! \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 1:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Manual movie setting off renders a change in aperture, shutter speed and ISO setting of software irrelevant, I believe it is a shortcut to having changes through lens aperture rings. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 17:23

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