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Dkap

Dkap

Member Since 21 Dec 2020
Offline Last Active May 27 2021 09:10 AM
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#72837 Setting photo numbering to zero

Posted by bluzman on 30 March 2021 - 11:38 AM

Menu button > Setup Menu > File Number Sequence > Off

 

See page 219 of the manual.

 

If you format the SD card in the camera to eliminate previous images prior to shooting a new set, image numbers will reset to 0001.




#71750 Sometimes the shutter doesn't work

Posted by TBonz on 25 January 2021 - 10:19 AM

Several things can cause an inability to focus, most likely a lack of contrast in the focus location.  It could also be that the camera could not adjust the other exposure settings based on the aperture you chose.  Lastly, if you were using the internal flash or had an external flash attached, the camera won't fire unless the flash is charged and ready to go.




#71748 Sometimes the shutter doesn't work

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 25 January 2021 - 07:08 AM

How would you get focus confirmed? Most of the time it focuses, what would cause it not to focus?

I'm not familiar with your camera model but surely
some wizards will chime in… just be patient! :P




#71742 Sometimes the shutter doesn't work

Posted by bluzman on 24 January 2021 - 04:14 PM

Unlike the more advanced Nikon cameras, the D3500 doesn't permit the user to choose if pressing the shutter button (1) initiates an attempt to focus or (2) immediately takes a picture whether focus has been achieved or not. Because the former is how the D3500 is fixed to operate, Nikon Shooter's suggestion is correct. Unless focus is acquired, the shutter is inoperable.




#71734 Sometimes the shutter doesn't work

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 24 January 2021 - 10:14 AM


Maybe it has to do with focus acquisition where
the shutter won't work unless focus is confirmed
— if that feature is available that is.




#71703 Making video pan smoothly

Posted by Merco_61 on 21 January 2021 - 08:59 AM

If your 18-55 is the VR version, try switching the VR off. Panning with VR on will be jerky as the lens tries to correct the movement.




#71699 Making video pan smoothly

Posted by Merco_61 on 21 January 2021 - 12:10 AM

What lens do you use? What are your settings?

Are you on a tripod or trying to pan handheld? 




#71300 How to get best exposure

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 24 December 2020 - 10:50 AM

What is SR?

 

 

Shutter release.

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#71288 How to get best exposure

Posted by krag96 on 23 December 2020 - 10:05 AM

Okay, you want to go from this,

JnYpg9Q.jpg

 

To this!

vpsaUHj.jpg

 

All you need is more light, a slower exposure than your meter says to use.  I thought you were trying for a certain effect.  Like Peter said, shoot in RAW, maybe play with bracketing, (+ or -) in stops.  This can be done in post also, I use Affinity Photo.




#71296 How to get best exposure

Posted by Merco_61 on 23 December 2020 - 02:14 PM

Depending on how you learn best, a book might work better than YouTube.

 

A good one for the D3500 is :

David Busch's Nikon D3500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography.

ISBN-13 : 978-1681984766

 

All the books in The David Busch Camera Guide Series are basically a good beginner's handbook, but tweaked for a specific camera model.




#71295 How to get best exposure

Posted by krag96 on 23 December 2020 - 01:15 PM

Why not relax with a few youtube tutorials on the D3500?  Have your camera at hand and follow along. 




#71292 How to get best exposure

Posted by Nikon Shooter on 23 December 2020 - 11:38 AM


Prior to SR, the histogram will help you the best RAW recording. Of
course, given that you shoot RAW, once at the computer, all the re-
sources of a properly exposed file will be at your disposal.


What do you mean by Lift the shadows and Expose to preserve highlights? This camera has so many settings it's confusing at first.


I can offer you some mentoring sessions… that would make
your leaning process quite quicker.




#71287 How to get best exposure

Posted by Merco_61 on 23 December 2020 - 10:05 AM

With such extreme contrast, stay away from the Vivid and Landscape settings for now, until you know your camera better. These two raise the contrast, losing dynamic range.

 

For landscape shots, shoot in raw to get the maximal exposure latitude. Keep the camera at the standard or neutral Picture Control (I don't remember what PC settings the D3500 has) to get a reliable histogram. Expose to preserve the highlights at all cost as blown highlights are lost forever. Lift the shadows in post. The Moto probably does things like this in the background to get usable snapshots, but a carefully tweaked raw file *will* render a better photo in the end.




#71274 How to get best exposure

Posted by krag96 on 22 December 2020 - 10:06 PM

You could bump your saturation up +3 and see if that gets you where you want to be.