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You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired.
While referring to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder, you can
set the exposure as desired. This method is called manual exposure.
*<a> stands for Manual.
Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
Set the ISO speed (p.132).
Set the shutter speed and aperture.
To set the shutter speed, turn the
To set the aperture, turn the <
If it cannot be set, set the <R>
switch to the left, then turn the <6>
or <5> dial.
Focus on the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway.
The exposure setting will be displayed
in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
The exposure level mark <
how far the current exposure level is
from the standard exposure level.
Set the exposure and take the picture.
Check the exposure level indicator and set the desired shutter
speed and aperture.
If the exposure level exceeds
2 stops from the standard exposure,
the end of the exposure level indicator will display <
> or <
> in the
viewfinder and on the LCD panel. (On the LCD monitor, if the
exposure level exceeds
3 stops, <
> or <
> will be displayed.)
Exposure level mark
Standard exposure index
If ISO Auto is set, the ISO speed setting will change to suit the shutter speed
and aperture in order to obtain a standard exposure. Therefore, you may not
obtain the desired exposure effect.