Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

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: Manual
In manual exposure mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture. While the 
exposure meters are on, rotate the main command dial to choose a shutter speed, 
and the sub-command dial to set aperture. Shutter speed can be set to “
v” or to 
values between 30 s and 
1
/
4,000
s, or the shutter can be held open indefinitely for a 
long time-exposure (
A, 0 79). Aperture can be set to values between the 
minimum and maximum values for the lens. Use the exposure indicators to check 
exposure.
Shutter speed
Aperture
Main command dial
Sub-command dial
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AF Micro NIKKOR Lenses
Provided that an external exposure meter is used, the exposure ratio need only be taken into 
account when the lens aperture ring is used to set aperture.
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The Exposure Indicator
If a shutter speed other than “bulb” or “time” is selected, the exposure indicator in the 
viewfinder shows whether the photograph would be under- or over-exposed at current 
settings. Depending on the option chosen for Custom Setting b2 (EV steps for exposure 
cntrl
0 224), the amount of under- or over-exposure is shown in increments of 
1
/
3
EV or 
1
/
2
EV (the illustrations below show the display in the viewfinder when 1/3 step is selected 
for Custom Setting b2). If the limits of the exposure metering system are exceeded, the 
displays will flash.
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 
1
/
3
EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
A
See Also
For information reversing the exposure indicators so that negative values are displayed on 
the right and positive values on the left, see Custom Setting f8 (Reverse indicators