Nikon d3s User Manual (en)

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❚❚Shooting
Camera takes time to turn on
: Delete files or folders.
Shutter-release disabled
• Memory card is full or not inserted (
0 36, 44).
• CPU lens with aperture ring attached but aperture not locked at highest 
f-number. If 
B
 is displayed in the top control panel, select Aperture 
ring for Custom Setting f8 (Customize command dials) > Aperture 
setting
 to use lens aperture ring to adjust aperture (
0 323).
• Exposure mode S selected with A selected for shutter speed 
(
0 404).
Camera is slow to respond to shutter-release button
: Select Off for Custom Setting 
d9 (Exposure delay mode
0 310).
Photos are out of focus
:
• Rotate focus-mode selector to S or (
0 90).
• Camera unable to focus using autofocus: use manual focus or focus lock 
(
0 96, 99).
• Tripod selected in live view: camera will not focus when shutter-release 
button is pressed halfway. Use AF-ON button (
0 56).
Full range of shutter speeds not available
: Flash in use. Flash sync speed can be 
selected using Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed); when using 
optional SB-900, SB-800, SB-600, or SB-R200 flash unit, choose 1/250 s 
(Auto FP)
 for full range of shutter speeds (
0 311).
Focus does not lock when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
: Camera is in 
focus mode C: use AE-L/AF-L button to lock focus (
0 97).
Can not select focus point
:
• Unlock focus selector lock (
0 94).
• Auto-area AF selected for AF-area mode: choose another mode (
0 92).
• Camera is in playback mode (
0 221).
• Menus are in use (
0 273).
• Press shutter-release button halfway to activate exposure meters (
0 45).
Image size can not be changed
Image quality set to NEF (RAW) (
0 83).
Camera is slow to record photos
: Turn long exposure noise reduction off 
(
0 291).