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    Question How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    seniors, i'm lost with the above n hope some angels can guide me.

    well, i used to use alot of aperture mode but most of my images would turned out blury
    during low light senerio becos of lower or inconsistence shutter speed unknowingly, so i was
    told to use a manual mode to control my shutter speed to my desire. however, i realised
    that even when i adjust the shutter speed to 1/40 or whatsoever, it would not fixed at that
    shutter speed i fixed and most of the times it would changes without me knowing to 1/80 or
    whatsoever. for that, sometime faster shuttle sometime slower shuttle made me lost my
    judgement, my hands moved before the shuttle closed when its slower.

    my question is, how could i fix the shuttle speed to my desire?

    which is the correct mode to use to fix the shuttle speed?

    beside shuttle speed to control brightness, what is the other option to use for indoor shoot without flash?

    attached is a (blur) pic i took on sat afternoon under shelter.



    D70
    Lens: VR 55-200
    Focal length: 110mm
    Exposure mode: Munual
    Metering mode: Multi-pattern 1/80 sec F5
    Exposure comp: +2.0EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 500



    thx you.
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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    Very confusing wall of text.

    Are you sure you're on manual mode? Manual mode doesn't change anything for you, you have to do it yourself.
    Other than shutter speed, you can push up the ISO or use a wider aperture (lower ƒ-stop numbers).

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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    If you're in manual mode, and its still changing your shutter speed without any input from you, you have a broken camera.

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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    For a better solution to your problem perhaps you should check
    if the autofocus system of your D70 or the lens is functioning properly.

    In most cases especially someone who is new to photography the following will give some clues to unsharp pictures.

    1. The inability to hold the DSLR in the correct manner to make it
    as still as possible during exposure.

    2. Allowing movement of the camera while releasing the shutter release.

    3. Using too slow a shutter speed when using long zoom lenses.

    4. Not knowing how to adjust the camera to "Manual mode" so that
    you can select the shutter speed you want. On the D70 the dial on the
    top left of the camera should be set to "M".

    5. When you are in "P" or "Programme mode" the camera will select
    the combination of shutter speed and aperture according to the ISO
    setting and the lighting condition.

    6. Setting too low an ISO setting when shooting indoor causing the
    camera exposure to have slow shutter speed especially without
    the aid of electronic flash.

    7. For the lens you are using, the suitable shutter speed for a more
    steady and sharper image will be 1/250 or 1/125 sec provided you
    apply proper shutter release and breathing technique to ensure
    less movement of the camera during exposure.

    Last edited by forward; 7th June 2009 at 01:32 AM.

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    wow looks like a pretty comprehensive explanation has already been given. i'll juz confirm that all your settings, including shutter speed, would not adjust by itself when in manual mode. so either there's something wrong with your cam, or you're unsure about how to set ur camera to manual. do note that it is 'M' mode.

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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    the fundamental thing you need to get is a correct exposure, whether is Auto mode, A mode, P mode, or Manual mode.
    using manual mode is let photographer determine the combination of ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture he want to use, instead of let the camera decide for him some or all the settings.

    At that lighting condition, and the condition never change, you want to faster shutter speed, you either use higher ISO or wider aperture.

    go National Library pick up some photography books by Bryan Peterson, he will explain it in very details to you.
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    yeobt, ur shutter speed changes in manual mode ?

    Did u accidentally set bracketting and forgot to clear it ? If u bracket 3 shots and squeeze off, one will be slower, one will be much faster, and one at the setting u desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    yeobt, ur shutter speed changes in manual mode ?

    Did u accidentally set bracketting and forgot to clear it ? If u bracket 3 shots and squeeze off, one will be slower, one will be much faster, and one at the setting u desire.

    Ryan
    it could be that way, on auto bracketting it will change one of the parameter.
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    All things aside, if you have to set a desired shutter speed, why not use shutter priority?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    yeobt, ur shutter speed changes in manual mode ?

    Did u accidentally set bracketting and forgot to clear it ? If u bracket 3 shots and squeeze off, one will be slower, one will be much faster, and one at the setting u desire.

    Ryan
    but in manual exposure mode, the camera should not allow auto-bracketing, am i right?
    I shall go test on my camera to see Logic states that bracketing shouldn't work in M mode.


    self-correction: After testing, I confirm that even in M mode, if you turn on the BKT function, the exposure WILL change from shot to shot.
    Last edited by ZerocoolAstra; 7th June 2009 at 09:20 AM.
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    Hi TS;

    Visit http://www.dtowntv.com/ and see episode 14.

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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't Nikon allow exposure compensation even in Manual mode? Canon doesn't, but AFAIK, Nikon allows EC in M mode, you have set your EC to a +2.0 value hence the slower shutter speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theveed View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't Nikon allow exposure compensation even in Manual mode? Canon doesn't, but AFAIK, Nikon allows EC in M mode, you have set your EC to a +2.0 value hence the slower shutter speed.
    His problem seems random and erratic though, as he puts it, sometimes faster sometimes slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    After testing, I confirm that even in M mode, if you turn on the BKT function, the exposure WILL change from shot to shot.
    Cause I screwed up some precious shots overseas before for the same reason. One moment i overexpose, one moment it is ok, and one moment it underexposes

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    His problem seems random and erratic though, as he puts it, sometimes faster sometimes slower.
    Maybe he's accidentally turning the scrollwheel.
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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    Quote Originally Posted by theveed View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't Nikon allow exposure compensation even in Manual mode? Canon doesn't, but AFAIK, Nikon allows EC in M mode, you have set your EC to a +2.0 value hence the slower shutter speed.
    exposure compensation on manual mode only affect meter reading, photographer still will have to decide what ISO, shutter speed and aperture to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    exposure compensation on manual mode only affect meter reading, photographer still will have to decide what ISO, shutter speed and aperture to use.
    Can you elaborate? not quite familiar with how Nikon does this... What's the purpose of EC adjustment if you're in M mode then?

    Based on the TS's photo, is the 1/80 EXIF already has +2EV compensated (meaning his original shutter selection was 1/320) or he did set it at 1/80 and the +2EV exif had not bearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoricko View Post
    Very confusing wall of text.

    Are you sure you're on manual mode?
    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    If you're in manual mode, and its still changing your shutter speed without any input from you, you have a broken camera.
    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    For a better solution to your problem perhaps you should check
    if the autofocus system of your D70 or the lens is functioning properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyteocx View Post
    wow looks like a pretty comprehensive explanation has already been given. i'll juz confirm that all your settings, including shutter speed, would not adjust by itself when in manual mode. so either there's something wrong with your cam, or you're unsure about how to set ur camera to manual. do note that it is 'M' mode.
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    the fundamental thing you need to get is a correct exposure, whether is Auto mode, A mode, P mode, or Manual mode.
    using manual mode is let photographer determine the combination of ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture he want to use, instead of let the camera decide for him some or all the settings..
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyteocx View Post
    wow looks like a pretty comprehensive explanation has already been given. i'll juz confirm that all your settings, including shutter speed, would not adjust by itself when in manual mode. so either there's something wrong with your cam, or you're unsure about how to set ur camera to manual. do note that it is 'M' mode.
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    the fundamental thing you need to get is a correct exposure, whether is Auto mode, A mode, P mode, or Manual mode.
    using manual mode is let photographer determine the combination of ISO, Shutter speed, and Aperture he want to use, instead of let the camera decide for him some or all the settings..
    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    yeobt, ur shutter speed changes in manual mode ?

    Ryan





    first of all, thx for all the input.


    haha...i was surprise to read that you guys are actually in doubt with me if i was really
    in M mode or otherwise. well, is confirmed a manual mode i used.

    i thought i got a broken camera like someone mentioned and so i called a cam repairer
    this afternoon, after hearing my explanation, he thought i might got a wrong setting on my
    cam. it should not be the bracketing becos i didnt get more than 1 shot when i triggered.

    who know what is the fault in my setting?


    Quote Originally Posted by happyranchu View Post
    Hi TS;

    Visit http://www.dtowntv.com/ and see episode 14.


    really helpful link, thx...



    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    All things aside, if you have to set a desired shutter speed, why not use shutter priority?


    this is really a good question which is also what i'm trying to ask next to the masses.

    so would it be better if i use shutter priority over the manual?
    i'm still a learner, so would the shutter priority give me better option when comes to F selection?


    thx in advance....
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeobt View Post
    first of all, thx for all the input.


    haha...i was surprise to read that you guys are actually in doubt with me if i was really
    in M mode or otherwise. well, is confirmed a manual mode i used.

    i thought i got a broken camera like someone mentioned and so i called a cam repairer
    this afternoon, after hearing my explanation, he thought i might got a wrong setting on my
    cam. it should not be the bracketing becos i didnt get more than 1 shot when i triggered.
    When bracketing you take have to physically take the shots and the cam will adjust the exposure according to the bracketing amount set, not fire shutter once and get 3 exposures.
    - e.g. you set +1/3, 0, -1/3ev for bracketing, you have to take 3 shots, the camera will set the compensation according to your bracketing setting for the 3 shots, 1 shot at the metered exposure, 1 at +1/3 and 1 at -1/3 depending on your camera setting.

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    Default Re: How To Fix A Faster Shutter Speed?

    On my SONY H5, one press of the shutter release button will fire 3 shots with different step values.

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