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Questions tagged [manual-mode]

In manual exposure mode, the photographer chooses both aperture and shutter speed for exposure.

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How to handle frequent, uncontrolled lighting changes?

I was taking photos of birds in a sanctuary. There I experienced few challenges. I want to know how to handle these. There were frequent daylight variations as it was partly cloudy. It was a bright ...
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DRO, Picture Profile and Auto Mode - Why these settings can’t coexist?

I’m new to professional photography and still trying to understand some crucial things,I really hope you guys could help me out. I have a Sony A6500, I’m trying to move from Auto to Manual settings, ...
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Astrophotography-what wrong I am doing here?

I am beginner in photography.I clicked this photo in RAW, f3.5, ISO1000, S15", Manual focus without tripod.Lens: Nikon AF-P 18-55mm. I think it is out of focus. I varied ISO from 1000-2500. Shutter ...
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Manual and Shutter Priority Mode Problem [duplicate]

I am using Nikon D5300 with AF-P NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens. When i try to take shot from manual and shutter priority model, the camera produce half shutte release sound and the image gets all while and ...
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How to stop aperture indicator from flashing when in shutter priority mode with manual ISO on Sony a6000?

When shooting in Shutter mode I can't get the aperture indicator on the screen to stop flashing when I set an ISO value. I'm using a Sigma 60mm F2.8 fixed lens. I've tried taking a shot in ...
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How do I zoom in and out with Olympus Digital PEN series cameras?

There is a dial with a magnifier icon, but it doesn’t do the zooming. The lens doesn’t have zooming, it only has focus.
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Can different ISO settings be preserved when switching between different Exposure Modes on Canon DSLRs?

Aperture settings are independent in Manual (M) and Aperture (Av) mode on a Canon body, meaning if we set the aperture to F/1.8 in Av mode, M exposure mode wouldn't copy the same aperture ...
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Can’t get full range of settings in Manual mode

I have a D300s. If I’m in any mode other than manual I can get some pretty good shots of whatever my subject is. When I am in Manual mode, however, I can’t seem to set it where I want without the ...
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In-camera light meter & manual lenses

Prompted by my own answer to "Photographs cannot be taken" with manual lens and wireless triggers with off-camera flash & in reference to How do I take the right exposure quickly with ...
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Exposure compensation in “manual” mode and auto ISO?

Canon 7D Mk II: Is there a way to adjust exposure compensation when I’m using auto iso in “manual” mode? In other words, I’m not using “full manual,” but rather what might be considered “iso priority.”...
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How do I use manual exposure settings? [duplicate]

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60. The problem is I don't really understand the workings of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Whenever I go into manual mode, the pictures I take are pitch black. I ...
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Why doesn't the aperture change when I turn the ring on my Nikon lens?

I have a Nikon D5300, and I have a Nikon ED AF Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 D lens. I cannot change the aperture manually in the lens — I can't take photos when I turn the ring. I want to buy a Rokinon ...
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Adjust manual focus for sharper images with Sony RX0,for aerial photography

I am taking photos around 80m altitudes (with Sony RX0) with a moving drone,Shutter Speed is set to 1/1000 to prevent blurs,I want to take sharp images with manual focus,how should I adjust settings ?
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Why won't my Nikon D5500 autofocus?

Total newbie here! I have a Nikon D5500 - when I bought the camera I had no clue there was a difference between auto focus and manual focus so I have ALWAYS manually focused the camera. I want to ...
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Camera Slow To Respond When Trying To Take A Photo | Nikon D5300

I have a Nikon D5300. When I try to take a photo (I reset all settings to factory settings) and hold down the button to focus or just a quick snap, there is a long delay in the camera finishing to ...
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Are there cameras allowing shortcuts for manual exposure settings?

I have been playing with the Multiple Exposures feature of Fujifilm X-T2 to take photos of nature views with the Moon in them. First you take a shot of the Moon with appropriate aperture, shutter ...
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How to find suitable manual exposure settings based on the light and subject? [duplicate]

I'm using Canon 700d with 18-55mm and 55-250mm Kit lenses. Somedays my camera manual settings suits the environment and I'm able get some great shots.(Sea shore,Road,Terrace). But sometime I'm getting ...
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Use Built-in Pop up flash to focus in Manual Mode, Canon 1300D

I've been searching about this a lot however couldn't manage to get the answer. When I use Canon's auto mode, it triggers pop up flash to focus on a subject and then take a shot in low light. ...
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Is there a way to take photos manually from iPhones?

I’ve seen many of my friends taking great photos using Samsung phones, sometimes even better than pictures taken from a DSLR. In some situations it’s quite inconvenient to take out my DSLR and capture ...
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Black pictures on nikon d3200 [duplicate]

my camera (Nikon D3200) taken black pictures even if the room is light enough. I have it on manual mode, if i turn on flash it takes perfectly fine pictures. also if i put it on auto mode it takes ...
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How can I get settings right on my new DSLR for twilight moonsets and moonrises? [duplicate]

I recently got my first DSLR, and am trying to learn the best approach settings-wise for a specific type of photo, namely twilight moonsets and moonrises. The camera is a Nikon D5600 which came with ...
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Firing a Canon Speedlite 430 EX III-RT in manual wirelessly

Is it possible to fire my 430EX III-RT flash in manual as a slave wirelessly?
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Are there any DSLRs that are only manual mode?

I am just wondering if there are any DSLR camera models that are implemented with hyper simplicity, where you are given only full manual control, and dials for those parameters only? I think this ...
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New camera same lens dark images

I recently purchased a Nikon D610 with a 50mm lens. I also have a D5200 with Sigma 18-250 lens. I used to shoot softball games with the 5200 on Manual mode at about 1250 F5.6 ISO 100 and get good ...
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

I'm starting in a semester-long "Intro to Digital Photography Class" and I'm completely new to anything photography-related. The most experience I have with picture taking is on my cell phone. That ...
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Best manual settings for Canon 60D [closed]

I am a novice fashion photographer and have been attempting to master the art of shooting in manual mode. I have a Canon 60D and was hoping to get some tips on setting the aperture, shutter speed, ISO,...
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I have to use a set ISO of 200, but all my images come out black [duplicate]

Thanks for trying to help me. I have to have my ISO set to 200 and use manual settings for an assignment, but all my images are coming out black (or almost black). I have tried in my living room and ...
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Why are long exposures limited in silent mode on the Lumix GX80/GX85?

I'm almost answering my own question here, but wondered if anyone else came across this "feature". I often have my camera in silent mode as I take quite a few "street" shots. I am aware that this ...
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What considerations should be made for choosing a manual film SLR for photography classes?

I need a film SLR camera that can be fully manual for my niece that's going away to an art camp soon. She is taking some film photography classes that require such a camera. I'm looking at a few used ...
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manual mode in DSLR with constant iso, shutter speed and aperture, intensity of the image still changes

I have a Nikon D3300 camera. I am doing a project in which I have to project an image of uniform intensity value onto a white screen and take photo of it. This is actually the calibration part. But ...
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Why are my pictures saved in RAW format in manual mode on my Nikon D7200?

Does anyone know why my Nikon D7200 saves my pictures as .nef when in manual mode? Image quality is FINE, but I can't figure out how to change it back to saving images as JPEGs. I also want to be ...
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What's the perfect ISO setting?

Assuming that ISO in a DSLR is a 'fake' figure, matching the speeds of wet film & that as everything is calculated digitally, the 'best' calculation is 'no calculation at all'. Is it a given that ...
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I can't get the aperture to stay at f/4 and shutter speed at 1/1000 in manual mode on a sony a6000

When I set the aperture and shutter speed on my a6000 in manual mode the aperture always changes when I take the photo. I am using a sony 24-240mm lens f/3.5-6.3. It does the same in aperture mode. ...
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What is the best exposure checking method in manual mode?

In manual mode, what is the best way to check if you have the best exposure? exposure indicator or ... ?
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Long exposure closing the view finder and producing blank white photo [duplicate]

I have recently brought a DSLR with intervalometer and trying to take a long expxosure photo. But when I set the shutter to 'BULB' mode, F5.6 and ISO AUTO in Manual mode.Now, with all settings at 00:...
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Why won't my Nikon D3100 go into Manual mode when I set it?

I have a problem with my Nikon D3100. When I set it to Manual mode, it's actually in Automatic mode. No matter what I try it's always Automatic mode. At the same time, not all other modes are working. ...
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How do I change shutter speed in manual mode in an Olympus OM-D E-M5?

How do I change shutter speed in manual mode in an Olympus OM-D E-M5?
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Why does my adapted f/2.8 lens make very dark images in manual and action mode?

I'm using a Sony A7 II with adapter with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L and a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L both with the same settings, but the exposure on the 24-70mm is darker in the manual and action modes, but ...
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Why is my Nikon D60's light meter causing overexposure in the non-auto modes?

I shoot almost always in full manual, not auto-exposure. When I went out shooting, out of the blue, on my first shot, (and I did set the exposure to the correct shutter speed and aperture to match the ...
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what is the best focusing mode for prime lens [closed]

what is the best focusing mode for 50mm prime lens. Manual mode or Auto mode to get crisp results ?
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Why is my Nikon DSLR's meter stuck at 0 in manual mode?

I use a Nikon D7000. I've been practicing Manual mode. Everything was fine until today. For some reason the meter won't move. It's stuck to the right of the "0" along the meter. I reset with the green ...
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How do I stop having a black screen in manual mode

I have a Canon t6i and recently the pictures I have taken in manual mode are coming out black. When I use live shooting the screen is black. However there is a brief moment when the camera 'focuses' ...
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Focusing mode for macro photography

New to macro photography. Shooting Nikon D5000 with 60 mm macro lens. In manual (or any P, A, S) what focusing mode should I use; i.e. Matrix, Spot or what? Are these "live" in Manual mode? I ...
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What is different between “M” and “A” with exposure compensation modes? [duplicate]

Are there any different in using camera in manual mode vs aperture mode plus exposure compensation? This the same according to dynamic range or maybe something other difference?
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Tips for proper exposure using center-weighted metering

I have a Nikon FM3a, which only has center-weighted metering. I know the zone system, and I know how to use a spot meter, but I am not sure how to use the center-weighted meter. It's easy to use a ...
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Does Av mode apply any in-camera software push-pull (Canon 6D)?

I test-shot frames in Manual VS Av mode with identical aperture/shutter speed/ISO, settings and lighting, and I noticed that some frames in Av are sometimes over or underexposed compared to those in ...
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Why doesn't the f-stop on my D7100 change when I hold +/- and change the dial in manual mode?

On my Nikon D7100, the f/stop will not go down from 14 when I hold down the +/- button and turn dial. All I get is a little number below but the photos do not change exposure when I change this number....
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Why do my photos have an exaggerated blue hue when I shoot in manual mode?

I'm learning my Nikon D3200. Lately I've noticed that my photos (manual mode) have an exaggerated blue hue. I've taken photos in Auto mode and emulated the aperture and shutter speed settings in ...
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How do I adjust aperture and ISO when using a manual lens on a Canon Rebel?

I have a Rebel T3 and have been fooling around with it for several years using all the dial options, except the manual ones. I have read up and understand ISO Aperture and shutter speed—somewhat....
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...