well, today was a BUST on shooting in manual mode. I followed that first chapter in First Shots to Great Shots as prescribed. Single dot focus setting didn't focus like I expected, or basically not at all and worse than my Olympus. Meter was jumping all over the place after I took a shot. Camera would adjust it's settings so that my next shot wasn't anything like the one before it. ugh. I can't understand why the exposure would change so drastically from one shot to the next. I would get a totally black shot right after one that was "ok".
So, are there manuals that sort of talk about the behavior of the camera? Does it sound correct or normal that the reading would jump like that? I also noticed that my shutter speed would be stuck on 6000 (or 8000, whatever max is) and it would take about a full minute for it to start working again. That has happened a few times.
I'm seriously wondering now if this camera is a lemon. I'm guessing I have a few weeks to figure that out, so I'll take the class next week and see if the instructor thinks the camera is nuts or if it's me.
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D7100, 35mm 1:1.8G, 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX, 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED