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    Icons and letters On the dial ?

    I know this much that M manual auto is auto but what about the others A,S,P I know S is semi auto because I seen where Rick said it. but apart from auto and manual are the other setting including the icons portrait , landscape , child , close up,Night are these other settings considered to be auto setting just there for a guide or something more. I guess what I am asking is if I want to take landscape and I used landscape setting would that be considered as auto if you know what I mean. I have a Nikon D3100 with kit lens 18-55
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    No I did not say S was semi-auto. I think you need to read your camera manual it is all layed out in there for you.

    S is for Shutter Speed
    Tv is for Shutter Speed (Canon)
    P is for program (auto)
    M is for Manual
    A is for Aperture

    Some camera's also have Cl Ch (Continuous low speed and Continuous high speed)
    L or Lv- or something like it (Live View)
    A small clock symbol (self timer)
    And more.

    It really depends on your camera brand and model) as to what is available to you on the dials, rather than via the menu's. You need to get your manual out do some study on your camera.
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    My deepest and most humble apology Rick I went back to the forum where I first seen in I misread and misunderstood what you said. I am also sorry for asking this on here I just wish I had a manual I could hold it seems most company's just want you to down load there pfd it makes it hard for me to find what I am looking for. when its only on computer Ill be a lot more careful what I am saying I don't want to get into the bad books with any one AP

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    what camera do you have?

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    I did edit the post as I always I forget to put it in Nikon D3100 with kit lens

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    Go HERE and download the Manual and quick user guide. Then if you take the PDF to a local Kwik Kopy etc, they can print and bind it for you, if you want a printed version to cart with you, but often the quick user guide suffices out in the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    No I did not say S was semi-auto.
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    Nikon also have a much under-publicised website with video tutorials for all most of their cameras. For lessons on using your D3100 Nikkie, check HERE
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    I can also thoroughly recommend the Magic Lantern guides - there is one available for the D3100 from site sponsor Fishpond. They are very clear and much easier to read than the supplied manuals, in my opinion.
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    thank you again Rick very good of you to help me this way

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    thank you for your information as well Michaela I will cheek it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaela View Post
    I can also thoroughly recommend the Magic Lantern guides - there is one available for the D3100 from site sponsor Fishpond. They are very clear and much easier to read than the supplied manuals, in my opinion.
    Yes, I got the Magic Lantern for my Canon and OMG, it showed me so much more than the manual did, and it was easier to understand!!
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