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Why is shutter speed changing after each shot in manual mode?

No, it is not normal. One thing that Manual mode is used for is to take multiple photographs with the same exposure parameters which is very useful in many situations. There are a few cases where it ...
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Are there cameras allowing shortcuts for manual exposure settings?

I can't speak for all manufacturers, but can answer your point 2. Canon does. Their higher end models on the top mode wheel (e.g. auto, P, aperture priority/shutter speed priority and manual etc), ...
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Why do my photos have an exaggerated blue hue when I shoot in manual mode?

Auto mode is auto exposure, and it also always uses auto White Balance and auto ISO, which cannot be turned off in Auto mode. Auto mode is "auto everything". The A,S,P,M modes only set exposure, but ...
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Why automatic mode is worse than manual?

It's not so much that manual is better, but that manual is more controlled. Shooting all the time on full manual will teach you what to do & what not to do. It will take longer & you will ...
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Are there any DSLRs that are only manual mode?

No. The incremental cost in actually providing modern features including priority and program modes is very, very small — but the reduction in potential market would be enormous. Because of this, ...
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Can different ISO settings be preserved when switching between different Exposure Modes on Canon DSLRs?

No. This sort of feature is available on higher level Canon cameras where you can have one or more sets of "custom settings", but not on an entry level camera like the 1300D.
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Astrophotography-what wrong I am doing here?

Basically, no-one on earth can hold a camera still for 15 seconds. Most people struggle at anything over 100th of a second. If you need exposures at that kind of length a tripod is essential - or a ...
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Under-exposed photos, Manual mode

I have a home office with a large window that faces south (towards the sun in the Northern Hemisphere), so it is a very well lit room during the day time. I just followed your instructions with my ...
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Focusing mode for macro photography

what focusing mode should I use Any AF mode that works for you is fine, but many people prefer to set the camera to manual focus mode and make fine adjustments to focus by moving the camera. You can ...
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Why is my aperture limited to less than the maximum even in manual mode?

The aperture changes because of focal length not focus. Your lens has a widest aperture of f/3.5 at 18mm but to due physical properties of lens design, the widest aperture becomes f/5.6 at 105mm. ...
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How do I stop having a black screen in manual mode

I have tried changing the aperture and shutter speed but it didn't help. Not to state the obvious, but what you change the aperture and shutter speeds to matters a lot. What were the settings you ...
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Best manual settings for Canon 60D

Sorry, but there are no "best settings" - if there were, then the camera wouldn't have other ones. You need to understand the exposure triangle and know the compromises you make when you change any of ...
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How do I zoom in and out with Olympus Digital PEN series cameras?

The Olypmus Digital PEN series cameras are interchangeable lens cameras. The camera itself does not perform the zooming — you can zoom only if the lens attached to the camera is a zoom lens. It ...
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How to handle frequent, uncontrolled lighting changes?

Slight under or over exposures are not the end of the world. Shoot RAW and adjust in post. If the lighting is drastically changing, such that your settings would lead to blown out highlights or too ...
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Under-exposed photos, Manual mode

"In a room with plenty of natural light" That doesn't mean anything to me... a typical home/office will have a light level around 5-10 EV. Which would equate to a SS of around 1/200 to 1/8. If your ...
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Why automatic mode is worse than manual?

I don't think it's a great idea to be shooting in full manual. The same kind of people will tell you that auto focus is cheating... The semi auto modes allow you to control what you're interested in ...
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Why is my ISO setting changing in manual mode?

You appear to have a Nikon camera. On all other brands, one chooses from a list of ISO sensitivities or Auto. The camera then uses the specified ISO for every option other than Auto. With Nikon, if ...
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How do I stop having a black screen in manual mode

When you're in manual mode, you can shoot yourself in the foot all you want. This includes underexposing to the point of having a black frame. Check your meter. Unlike all the other automated modes, ...
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Why is my Nikon D60's light meter causing overexposure in the non-auto modes?

Your Nikon D60 has several settings that could result in inaccurate exposure. Exposure Compensation The D60 allows for up to +/- 5 stops of EC. Spot Metering This metering mode uses only about 2.5% ...
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Long exposure closing the view finder and producing blank white photo

If your photo is all white it is over exposed. What are you taking a picture of? The night sky? Or a bright daylight scene? And while i frequently use auto iso , i don't use it for long exposures, ...
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New camera same lens dark images

There are several things that could be going on here to cause what you are describing: Not all daylight is equal. Time of day and time of year both affect the angle of the sun in the sky which ...
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Can’t get full range of settings in Manual mode

What am I missing? Probably that the scene you are shooting doesn't have enough light to shoot at ISO 100, f/22, and any shutter speed faster than about 1/50 second if your subject is in direct ...
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Why do my photos have an exaggerated blue hue when I shoot in manual mode?

It's probably user error and easily fixed. Traditional film photography teaches you about ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Digital photography, if you shoot JPEG images, requires mastering a fourth ...
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

From what you write I have three suggestions to make more consistent photos Set white balance to some value, this will help you to mitigate colour casts Set focus to manual and focus to particular ...
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How do I adjust aperture and ISO when using a manual lens on a Canon Rebel?

Vivitar manual telephoto lenses have no electrical communication with the camera. You can disregard any instructions that came with the lens because that lens was meant to be used on film cameras ...
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Why doesn't the f-stop on my D7100 change when I hold +/- and change the dial in manual mode?

I'm guessing you moved to the Nikon D7100 from a lower tier model Nikon camera that only has one control wheel. With such a camera you must hold down the +/- button while moving the only control wheel ...
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Why would I use manual camera controls instead of the automatic modes?

One thing that hasn't been pointed out here is the difference between 'incident light' (the light falling on the subject) and 'reflected light' (the light bouncing off the subject). Your camera can ...
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Why is shutter speed changing after each shot in manual mode?

I have a D7000 and it does it when the bracketing is on. Check this setting I think it will be the same on the D7100 too .
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What considerations should be made for choosing a manual film SLR for photography classes?

When many photography courses require a "fully manual' film camera, that can mean one of two different things: A film camera capable of being operated manually, even if the camera can also be used in ...
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What kind of camera do I get for my class?

Some point and shoot cameras lack the manual controls and RAW capture mode required, but I don't think any DSLRs were ever made without them.. So, these basic requirements will be met by any digital ...
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