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40D -- Using manal settings problem

 
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Jan 25, 2012 20:38 |  #1

Just got a used 40D a few weeks ago. I am trying to use the manual setting (M) and I can set the shutter speed with the top dial but the back dial will not change the apature. Suggestions on what I am doing wrong?




  
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Jan 25, 2012 20:43 |  #2

Congratulation, just got one too! Got it just to be able to participate on these forums.:)
Been playing around with it for two days. For manual setting flip the power switch up one extra notch. It took me a while to figure out.


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Jan 25, 2012 20:44 |  #3

Do you have the 'on' switch set all the way to the top? There are two 'on' positions - the uppermost one (next to a line shaped like a hockey stick) enables the quick control dial. The lower 'on' setting does not enable it.


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Jan 26, 2012 13:52 as a reply to  @ Veemac's post |  #4

That was it. Thanks!




  
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Jan 26, 2012 17:52 |  #5

The things I had to learn, were that the Front Dial operates the first function of a top mounted button, and the Rear Dial does the second function of that button. And pushing the Shutter Button half way, allows the Rear Dial to do Exposure Compensation. Everything else was easy.

Downloading the manuals as a PDF onto my smartphone, has been very helpful. Mainly, I need to shoot more!


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