Changing my ISO

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    Over the weekend, I had my ISO on Auto, and I didn't realize it. Now, I have a bunch of noisey shots at very high ISO's - like 1600 :confused:.

    I have read my manual, but I cant seem to figure out how to get my ISO off auto. I have a Nikon D80, and if anyone can help me out it would be very much appreciated.
     
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    I would assume there is an ISO button on the camera, which you would push, to allow you to change it with another button/dial.

    I'm sure it's in the manual.

    Also, I thought I read that you can set the auto ISO maximum, so that it won't go that high if you don't want it to.
     
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    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but it took me about 10 seconds to find that page 43 of the manual will tell you how to change the ISO.

    :p

    :lol:
     
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    Geez...lol. I should have said that I read that page already. So I just tried again, held the butten, turned the wheel, put ISO 100, took a picture, and voila.....came out as ISO 1250.

    I don't have it set to auto on the menu (its at 100) and it shows 100 on the top screen.

    What else could I be doing wrong?
     
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    Try taking the camera out of 'AUTO' mode. And never, ever use it again. :lol:
     
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    Im in Manual - I avoid auto ;op
     
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    Maybe you need to reset (return to default) as per page 44.

    I don't know what Digital Vari-program is...but it looks like that has something to do with auto ISO. :scratch:

    There are plenty of D80 users around here...where are they?
     
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    That didnt work either, although I do appreciate your help.
     
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    push your menu button, go down to the shooting menu (on the left hand side, looks like a camera), in that menu, about 5 down says ISO sensitivity. Click OK and then you can scroll to pick the ISO you want.
     
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    Thx rubbertree for trying to help.

    Unfortunately, I have already done that though. It says 100, and when I press the button and check the screen, it says 100 as well, but it still flashes auto.
     
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    are you making sure to click the OK button after selecting the ISO you want and not just going ahead and shooting? I am testing it out on my own camera and if I put it in a different ISO and then just shoot, it goes back to the previously selected ISO. You have to select the ISO and then press the OK button.
    Also, are you sure you are not in Auto setting? My D80 will not even allow me to select Auto ISO when I am in Manual, A,S or P, only Auto.
     
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    rubbertree,

    I sure am selecting ok. After I do, it says the ISO is 100, not auto anymore. Thats why I am so stumped. I cannot select auto, yet its stuck there.

    Kinda sorta starting to really tick me off....
     

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