- If you need total control,…it might be time to shoot in manual mode.…For example, when I shoot video or time-lapse,…I'll generally use the manual mode…to dial in the correct settings.…This way the camera will shoot…in the method that I specify,…and not make any changes over time.…The manual mode gives you complete control…over both shutter speed and aperture.…And what's going to be used here,…is that these settings become locked.…Now, your camera's light meter will still work.…It's going to provide you feedback…on the exposure of the scene.…But, the camera won't make any changes…to the shutter speed or aperture.…
Rather, those changes are up to you.…To shoot in manual mode,…just turn the mode dial to the letter M.…The last settings that you used will be shown.…You can now use the main command dial…to change the shutter speed,…and the sub-command dial to change aperture.…Let's experiment with manual mode.…You'll notice right now that my aperture…is really wide open at 4.5,…and I'm reading as very over-exposed.…If I take a photo, (camera snaps a photo)…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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