Nikon d40x

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by millermuddle, May 4, 2008.

  1. millermuddle macrumors newbie

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    I have a Nikon D40X. When I try to take a pix with little or no light & no flash, I get an "exposure too dark" message. I have it on manual and bulb settings. Can't find any way to take a pix in the dark. Any suggestions?
     
  2. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Well if your in complete dark, its not going to work no matter how long the exposure is. If there is little light, boost the ISO up and make a long shutter speed and small aperture.
     
  3. millermuddle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't want to boost the ISO. I'm trying to manipulate a picture and a high ISO wouldn't work
     
  4. 66217 Guest

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    If you are in complete manual mode the camera should let you take the photo. Even if you are in a complete dark room it should.

    Now, you need to keep the shutter pressed when in "bulb" mode.
     
  5. Zer0 macrumors regular

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    Could this be because the camera is unable to AF? May be you can try using the MF. Not really sure tho.... hope it helps!
     
  6. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I agree with above. Your camera may not fire if it's not in focus depending on how it's set. Try switching to manual focus mode, or Continuous-servo mode. Note also that your lens may need to be set to manual focus, depending on the lens.
     

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