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Old May 15th, 2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Shutter Speed on XH A1

Hi there,
I am a new XH A1 user and been trying to figure out something. All was dandy in the beginning (a week ago) but now when I am shooting in any format and I try to notch up shutter/k wheel, it increases decreases shutter speed. But initially, like other cameras, you can increase the light which is "k"function

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old May 15th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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The K next to the shutter wheel refers to the fact that you can adjust the manual color temperature using the same wheel (you have to hit the set white balance button in K mode). This does not increase the light level.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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Sorry but I do not understand your question.

The Shutter / K select wheel has two functions: it will adjust the Shutter speed up or down, and it will adjust the White Balance color temperature up or down in 100 degree Kelvin increments (K).

To change the *direction* in which the wheel works, go to Menu > Customize > Custom Function > C.Fn1 > Tune > 06 Dials Direction > Position 02 or Position 03 > Return > Apply This Set > Active.

Shutter speed control is always active in "M" or "Tv" modes, and can be activated in "A" or "Av" modes by pressing the Exp. Lock button.

To change the *function* of the wheel to adjust color temperature, set the AWB switch to Off, set the White Bal. Preset switch to K, set the White Bal. switch to Pre, and press the WB Set button next to the White Bal. switch.

The Shutter / K wheel now controls the White Balance color temperature in 100 degree Kelvin increments (K). Press the WB Set button again to lock the desired color temperature (K) value. The dial now reverts back to Shutter speed control.

You can deactivate the "specific color temperature in degrees Kelvin" mode by setting the White Bal. Preset switch to Daylight or Tungsten, or by setting the White Bal. switch to memory position A or B, or set the AWB switch to On. Hope this helps,
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:05 AM   #4
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I think I asked a wrong question. Thx for all your help. What I should have asked was that how do I unlock f stop. It's stuck at 9.5. How do I make it adjustable in any mode

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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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The Shutter / K wheel has nothing to do with f/stop. That's controlled by the iris ring, found on the lens barrel. The iris ring is the first control ring on the lens barrel, adjacent to the ND filter switch. Of the three control rings on the lens barrel, it is the thinnest, and closest to the camera body (farthest from the front of the lens).

The iris ring is always active in "M" and "Av" program modes. It can be activated in "A" and "Tv" program modes by pressing the Exp. Lock button.

To change the *direction* in which the ring works, go to Menu > Customize > Custom Function > C.Fn1 > Tune > 05 Rings Direction > Position 04 (or 05 or 06 or 07) > Return > Apply This Set > Active.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #6
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I suggest you sit down with a cup of coffee and spend some time reading the manual. These are important concepts to understand before operating the camera.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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I suggest you sit down with a cup of coffee and spend some time reading the manual. These are important concepts to understand before operating the camera.
Honestly guys, thanks and yes that's exactly what I did. The only reason I was in a rush today I had a shoot and since its new camera from me, rather different than my previous hvx 200

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Old June 14th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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Sorry to break into this tread but I am seeing a red flashing PADLOCK on my
display when I do exact as descripted here, trying to adjust the shutter speed
in TV and M mode. The manual doesnt show a padlock neither nor any display
pictures nor is it mentioned on page 94.

Have you seen this before and how to get rid of it?
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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #9
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Hi Henrik..................

Yep, this one is a real pain, till you know.

If you dive into the Menu and dial up System Setup, you'll find either Custom Key 1 or 2 has been set to [SHTR D.LOCK].

If that Custom Key is pressed, it locks the Shutter Dial to prevent inadvertant activation.

Simply press that Custom Key again to turn it off.

Long term, allocate something a tad less annoying to the affected Custom Key.

I was playing with Custom Presets on a test shoot, and was inadvertantly pressing the Custom Key 2 instead of Custom Preset On/ Off. That damn padlock drove me crazy till I tracked the little sucker down.


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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #10
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While in 'Record' mode, go into menu and select 'system setup'.

Then 'Shutter D.Lock'.

Set it to 'Disabled'.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #11
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Good catch, Bill............

Worth noting, the Custom Key will overide/ reset that setting (in either Tv or M modes) if SHTR D.LOCK has been allocated to a Custom Key.


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Old June 15th, 2008, 06:00 AM   #12
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Sign of relief....and a new round of experiment - set customs key 1/2
to none and disabled Shtr D. Lock indeed made the pain disappear.

Many thanks.
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