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08-19-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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M-mode madness

I've been using my k10d for over a year now and have been happy with everything except for one thing:
When I shoot in manual mode, my aperture and shutter speed setting change from one shot to the other. For example, if I shoot at 1/500 f3.5 (and say this setting is not perfect for the shooting conditions) after the picture is taken, the settings might jump to 1/250 f2.8.

This annoys me so much!
I've asked a few friends if their cameras do the same - none have complained about this issue (all their setting remain the same).

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding something here?
Thanks for all and any input.

08-19-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by 10catz Quote
I've been using my k10d for over a year now and have been happy with everything except for one thing:
When I shoot in manual mode, my aperture and shutter speed setting change from one shot to the other. For example, if I shoot at 1/500 f3.5 (and say this setting is not perfect for the shooting conditions) after the picture is taken, the settings might jump to 1/250 f2.8.

This annoys me so much!
I've asked a few friends if their cameras do the same - none have complained about this issue (all their setting remain the same).

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding something here?
Thanks for all and any input.
My settings stay the same as well.

In M (Hyper-Manual) mode the settings stay as you set them except:
  • If you push the green button, --or--
  • If you push the AE-L button and subsequently change either the shutter speed or aperture.

Releasing the shutter should have no affect.

Can you give a detailed description of your procedure when using manual along with what lens you are using?

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08-19-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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I figured it out...

I think you probably have auto-bracket turned on.

Push and hold down the auto-bracket button on the top left corner of the camera to confirm that the word "off" is displayed in the top LCD display. If not, rotate the front selector wheel until auto-bracket is turned off.

So...the list in my previous message should have an additional bullet:
  • Auto-bracket has been enabled. In that case the settings will change with each exposure to satisfy the bracket settings.

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08-20-2008, 06:03 AM   #4
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Steve, you're a wizard!
I held the button and turned the wheel and it worked.
Thank you sooooo much! A year of frustration is left behind.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 10catz Quote
Steve, you're a wizard!
I held the button and turned the wheel and it worked.
Thank you sooooo much! A year of frustration is left behind.
Glad that I could help!

Steve
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