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terrysphotocountry

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Rochester, New York, US

Is it possible to lock the shutter speed from changing during a photo session in the camera's softwear? I have a thumb that like to change it during a session. I only notice the change on my cameras rear viewer.
Thanks!

Jan 03 13 05:26 am Link

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Jhono Bashian

Posts: 2458

Cleveland, Ohio, US

If your choosing the shutter priority mode you have chosen the shutter speed you want to use for the duration.

Jan 03 13 05:40 am Link

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Kaouthia

Posts: 3152

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

terrysphotocountry wrote:
Is it possible to lock the shutter speed from changing during a photo session in the camera's softwear? I have a thumb that like to change it during a session. I only notice the change on my cameras rear viewer.
Thanks!

Yes, just pop some gaffer tape over the dials. wink

The D300 doesn't have a lock option like the D3/4.

Jan 03 13 05:44 am Link

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terrysphotocountry

Posts: 4295

Rochester, New York, US

Kaouthia wrote:

Yes, just pop some gaffer tape over the dials. wink

The D300 doesn't have a lock option like the D3/4.

Thanks. If I did not need my thumb..... Lets not go there. Thanks a Lot Kaouthia

Jan 03 13 05:47 am Link

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Gaze at Photography

Posts: 4371

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US

I put a piece of tape over the rear wheel during shoots

Jan 03 13 08:16 am Link

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AVD AlphaDuctions

Posts: 10630

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

in another thread someone had a solution for the mode dial up top
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=873796

if all these dials and wheels are loose maybe Nikon can tighten them a bit?

Jan 03 13 09:05 am Link

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Yingwah Productions

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New York, New York, US

My 300 is in the shop, but my D800 has under custom setting f7 the option to lock shutter and aperture. I believe all nikon pro level cameras have the option.

Jan 04 13 02:05 am Link

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Extrosy

Posts: 656

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I can't recall, but you might be able to swap front/rear dials so the shutter is in the front.

Jan 04 13 02:14 am Link

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Lithium Imagery

Posts: 79

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

If it's a case of you preferring to use your thumb for changing aperture rather than shutter speed, you can swap the function of the dials between front and back on the D300.

Jan 04 13 02:15 am Link

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WCR3

Posts: 1240

Houston, Texas, US

I've lost parts of images because I inadvertently changed the shutter speed with my thumb to something above the sync speed. It's particularly bad when you don't realize it during the shoot. Like others above, I've gone to immobilizing the rear wheel with gaffer tape once it's properly dialed in.

If you swap the function of the wheels as some have suggested you'll still have image on the whole frame, though it might be darker or lighter than you'd like. I may give that a try.

Jan 04 13 09:35 am Link