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    Sony A100 won't show shutter speed

    When I go to set shutter speed I see a number followed by " not the speed. How do I change it back so it shows the speed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    When I go to set shutter speed I see a number followed by " not the speed. How do I change it back so it shows the speed?
    Thanks Frank

    Okay ... the " indicates full seconds

    30" means thirty seconds shutter speed
    3" means three seconds shutter speed
    1" means one second shutter speed
    0"5 means 1/2 second shutter speed
    15 means 1/15th of a second shutter speed (please note: no " )
    30 means 1/30th of a second shutter speed
    250 means 1/250th of a second shutter speed

    Does that help?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-08-2008 at 06:58 PM.
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    How do I change it back?
    Sony A77
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    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    I just restored all defaults and it is showing the speed now. But how did I change it the first time? The users manual is not very useful.
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    Frank
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    Sony A580
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    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
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    Exclamation You might want to review the manual a little

    It is showing you the speed of the shutter ... but, you are probably up in the seconds of shutter, not fractions.

    Set the camera to S-mode ... then simply use your thumbwheel to adjust the speed up or down as you desire.

    A-mode only shows you Aperture

    M-Mode shows you both Speed and Aperture ... but you can only adjust Speed with the A100's thumbwheel, in the M-mode. If you want to change the Aperture setting, you need to switch back to A-mode, set the desired Aperture ... then go back to Manual-Mode.

    EDIT: Okay ... defaults got messed up, huh? Tricky devil it is. Haven't had that happen to me. I couldn't relate to the problem you were apparently having. So much for killer-camera operation.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-08-2008 at 07:14 PM.
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