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figure1a

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Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« on: June 05, 2013, 11:06:43 PM »

I put the camera in manual exposure mode and set it to 1/1000 at f4. Sometimes after I take a shot, it changes the exposure to something like 1/800 at f3.5. Is there a setting that is doing this? I have another D800 that always stays where I put it. But it seems like this camera is set to "make a suggestion" for me which I don't want.
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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 11:42:16 PM »

This may depend on a lens. Some lenses change aperture with change of focusing distance.

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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 12:04:44 AM »

It's a constant f2.8 lens. But also the shutter speed is changing. There are so many option in the menus that I cannot figure out what would be doing it.
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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »

Yes, but some "constant" 2.8 lenses are not that constant:) they change depending how for you focus.

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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 03:03:28 AM »

I put the camera in manual exposure mode and set it to 1/1000 at f4. Sometimes after I take a shot, it changes the exposure to something like 1/800 at f3.5. Is there a setting that is doing this? I have another D800 that always stays where I put it. But it seems like this camera is set to "make a suggestion" for me which I don't want.

I have never seen this kind of behavior and I am not aware of any setting that would impact S/A set by user in M mode.

The only thing I can think of are the 2 separate banks of settings between photo and film in live view, since each of them keeps their own setting. Did you not change that mode by mistake?

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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 04:37:20 AM »

I'm seriously tempted to repost my shot of my Nikon f3.

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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 06:14:16 AM »

I have only one little problem with the camera: sometimes i zoom in a picture i have shot and it get the wrong part of the picture and cannot move to the sides to see everything...
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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 12:36:32 PM »

I'm seriously tempted to repost my shot of my Nikon f3.

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Re: Nikon D800 changes settings in Manual mode by itself
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 07:58:50 PM »

I have only one little problem with the camera: sometimes i zoom in a picture i have shot and it get the wrong part of the picture and cannot move to the sides to see everything...

Hum... that happens to me a lot also.

A pro photographer once told me it was a susceptibility problem. Not sure what he meant?

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