Problems with Manual exposure on D-800

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Problems with Manual exposure on D-800
In reply to Chair Mike Adams, Nov 10, 2012

Chair Mike Adams wrote:

I shoot theatre using the manual exposure setting (M) and I usually set the wide open stop on my 24-85 zoom (2.8-4) and then I set the exposure based on the meter in the VF. Each time I set it and whether I keep the shutter button pressed or not, it remains on the shutter speed I have selected, say 250th. But once I take the picture it always goes back to between 1000th-4000th, without fail, meaning I have to quickly reset it before another immediate shot, which I often miss. I used the same settings and lens on my D-700 and never had this problem.

Am I missing something?

Thanks, Mike

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The only time I have seen that happen is when exposure bracketing is turned on. After shooting one shot it is going to -1, -2, +1, +2 (or something like that).

That is my best guess.

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