Setting shutter speed

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Geoff777 Regular Member • Posts: 109
Setting shutter speed

I got a new tripod today and tried my hand at astrophotography after seeing the amazing pictures by Chopperrc in this thread:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4604966

I ran into a problem - the DL7 won't auto-focus on a "black" sky. So switched to manual focus.

However, on this camera if you want to select a speed that's not on the main dial, you use the control ring - which you can't now it's in manual focus (the ring is for focussing only).

How's it done on your camera? I looked and the Q2 and M series seem to have the same shutter speed dial - how do you set a particular speed that's not on the dial?

Needless to say, my first "astrophotos" were complete garbage.....

PS - I've scoured the user manual and can't find anything that helps.

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