SHUTTER-PRIORITY (S) MODE
To set mode: Rotate exposure mode selector to align "S" with index on data panel. A small pointer appears next to the shutter speed setting to indicate that it can be set manually.
To set shutter speed: Move either shutter or aperture up/down controls until desired shutter speed is shown in data panel and viewfinder. Any available shutter speed from 1/4000 sec. to 30 seconds can be set. Each time you move an up/down control, shutter speed will change by one stop. Shutter speed changes rapidly when control is held in either direction.
- In S mode, do not use "bulb" setting, which appears after the 30 sec. setting. "Bulb" should only be used in M mode.
- If lens' maximum aperture blinks, set faster shutter speeds until blinking stops. If minimum aperture blinks, set slower shutter speeds until blinking stops.
- If light level is outside metering range, metering indicator in viewfinder blinks as a warning that exposure may not be correct.
Creative shutter-speed control
S mode is useful when photographing moving subjects. You can set fast shutter speeds to render the subject sharp, or slow speeds to intentionally blur its movement. When using telephoto lenses, faster speeds can be set to prevent image blur caused by camera movement. After setting the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects the aperture required for correct exposure.
A. Fast shutter speeds, such as 1/500 to 1/4000 sec., can be used to "stop" action.
B. Slow shutter speeds, such as 1/15 sec. or slower, can be used to blur subject movement.