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Member Since 02 May 2020
Offline Last Active May 18 2020 09:31 AM

What happens when ... D700 question

02 May 2020 - 08:08 PM

I have had a D700 for several years that I bought to use with my AI-S lenses.  I was using it with a Nikkor Micro 55mm 3.5f on a copy stand for the first time to shoot some fountain pens.  Not paying attention, I had the camera in Manual mode rather than Aperature Priority like I thought.


The exposures were not coming out the way I wanted.  Everything being upside down, I got confused about what I was doing and began holding the AF-ON button down (thinking it was the Exposure Control button) and rotating the main command dial. 


This was changing the exposure but not in a way that made sense in what I was seeing in the viewfiender.


Fairly quickly I realized what I was doing wrong, set the camera to A and started using the exposure control, and got good photos.


I would just like to know what the camera was changing with the AF-ON button and Main Command Dial.  I can't find anything in the manual.