In this mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture. Rotate the main command dial to choose a shutter speed and the sub-command dial to choose the aperture.
M will appear in the display.
The manual exposure display includes an exposure indicator that shows the amount the picture would be under- or over-exposed at current settings.
To preview exposure in the LCD monitor, select ON for SCREEN SET-UP > PREVIEW EXP. IN MANUAL MODE.
Select OFF when using the flash or on other occasions on which exposure may change when the picture is taken.
For bulb photography, rotate the main command dial to select a shutter speed of BULB.
Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent the camera from moving during the exposure.
A count-down timer will be displayed while the exposure is in progress.
To reduce "noise" (mottling) in long time-exposures, select ON for LONG EXPOSURE NR in the shooting menu. Note that this may increase the time needed to record images after shooting.
An optional RR-90 remote release can be used for long time-exposures.