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01/25/2007 06:27:01 PM · #26
You know why?
Cos its a Nikon!!
O.o *Runs away* lol
01/25/2007 07:21:40 PM · #27
Originally posted by Traff:

Got an idea… Does my camera think it’s got a flash attached?

With Braketing OFF and the internal flash raised it behaves exactly the same – overriding the Auto ISO and setting ISO to 100.
On page 167 the manual specifically indicates that ISO bracketing will only work if no flash is attached

I’ve got a feeling this might be it – so, what would cause it to think I was using Flash when I wasn’t?

You don't have anything mounted on the hotshoe do you?
01/25/2007 07:23:08 PM · #28
Originally posted by xXxscarletxXx:

You know why?
Cos its a Nikon!!
O.o *Runs away* lol

If I had a daughter she'd probably be just like you.
So I'll treat you the same. GO TO YOUR ROOM!


trouble maker.

01/25/2007 07:27:35 PM · #29
under the "rails" of the hotshot there are little metal strips that get pushed down when you put your flash on, are either of those stuck down?
01/26/2007 05:43:26 AM · #30
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' xXxscarletxXx – Now, I might have expected that from one of the Canon Guys but I’d have thought better of a Fuji Chick! – shame on you.. He He :-)

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' fir3bird & ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Megatherian – nope nothing on the hotshoe - the rail contacts look fine – I’ve cleaned out the hot shoe area (and even tried sticking bits of paper under the rails to prevent any contact).

If I fit a Speedlight turned OFF onto the hotshoe it behaves as if there isn’t one on there – if I switch it ON it overrides the Auto ISO (same as raising the built-in flash).
All of this must be exactly as would be expected – which is to say the hotshoe/flash seem to be functioning ok.
The only time the camera thinks there’s a flash unit active (when there isn’t) is when I initiate Auto Bracketing in Manual – Auto Bracketing in Aperture and Shutter priority works OK.
01/26/2007 07:06:55 AM · #31
When all else fails…..
1) Default Factory Reset (Qual & +-)
2) Shooting Menu -> Menu Reset
3) Custom Setting -> Menu Reset
(anything else I could/should have reset?)

Set Exposure Mode -> M
Set Auto ISO -> ON
Expose scene for ISO 500
Dial in Bracketing….. Back to square 1 : (ISO sets to 100)

Starting to look like a possible camera fault – oh how I wish it were just me!

In desperation a couple of red herrings to chew over…

I have had Manual/Auto Bracketing working on this camera a few months back
So if this IS a fault it’s one that has developed rather than always been there.
Since then I have upgraded the firmware to Ver 2.00
I have attached a Speedlight to the hot-shoe (though never used it)
I have purchased a new lens (tried my old lens too though – no difference)

I can’t see any of those things would have any effect but they’re my last grasping straws :)

Does this look like a visit to a Nikon repair centre? (pretty frustrating – it’s not like my camera is seriously disabled but now I can’t have the function I want it all the more!)
01/26/2007 09:49:11 AM · #32
Dah, I should've known better. Otay ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' xXxscarletxXx, I'll trade you my D200 and lens for your Fuji, is it a deal?

I will test my camera tonight.
01/28/2007 06:00:45 AM · #33
Couple of ambiguous / misleading comments I made in my previous post..

> Expose Scene for ISO 500
By this I mean adjust Shutter/Aperture controls so that the Camera Meter sets ISO to 500.
Not ‘fix’ the ISO to 500 by dialling in from the ISO button or Menu setting.

>I have had Manual/Auto Bracketing working on this camera a few months back
>So if this IS a fault it’s one that has developed rather than always been there.
May not be true :(
I dug out some old test shots and I was using P Mode with AutoISO not Manual.
P S and A mode all work ok for me – it’s only Manual that does not seem to behave.
01/28/2007 10:43:06 AM · #34
Pretty much had it confirmed now by other D200 users that this would appear to be a firmware ‘bug’ rather than a camera ‘fault’.

I’m assuming ‘bug’ rather than ‘feature’ because (a) it doesn’t make sense to work this way and (b) the manual seems to explicitly state that it should work in the way described.

I’ve put a call into Nikon to see if they can confirm this.
Wonder if a firmware upgrade could fix it? Probably not. Ho Hum
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