Changing Aperture in Shutter Priority Mode (LX3)


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mikki

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How do I do that? the pictures are under exposed at higher speeds and I cannot seem to find a way to change the aperture.

Need the advice of the experts here to help this newbie

Thanks in advance :D
 

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How do I do that? the pictures are under exposed at higher speeds and I cannot seem to find a way to change the aperture.

Need the advice of the experts here to help this newbie

Thanks in advance :D
If I am not wrong, to have control over both shutter and aperture, you have to go to full manual mode. Cos when you are in shutter mode, you can only control the shutter (and of course your lightning exposure, etc). The rest is automatic... as far as i know (I am a newbie too) :p

Please anyone correct me if i am wrong.
 

Martin

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U r given a choice to change only shutter speed, but exposure is auto. That means if u r shooting a object wif strong backlight, no matter how u change shutter speed, the outcome remains underexposed.

To correct, u can use
1. exposure compensation feature (may slow u down by pressing buttons)
2. use pop up flash to compensate if subject is near (fast)
3. go full manual
 

mikki

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THanks for the input. Sounds like Manual is the way to go!
 

ashyu

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One thing to note is that if you pick a fast enough shutter speed in low enough lighting, the shutter priority mode may already be opening up the aperture as large as possible. If still under-exposed, the lighting is just too low for that shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity combination.

In such conditions, exposure compensation or even full manual control will not really help you.

If you do not wish to use the flash or decrease your shutter speed, your next option is to increase the ISO sensitivity (granted at the cost of more noise in your image).
 

Martin

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Yes, agree to the above contributor, when it is not a backlight problem (it was silly of me to assume it is having a backlight problem):sweat:

May i add that, when u select a fast shutter and if the camera think it will be under exposed, aperture+shutter on screen will turn RED. (on my FX5)
 

mikki

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All the pointers have been noted :)

Thanks!
 

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