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Thread started 27 Nov 2010 (Saturday) 13:38
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POLL: "Which mode?"
A-DEP
1
0.1%
M
219
31.1%
Av
410
58.2%
Tv
25
3.5%
P
38
5.4%
Green Box
7
1%
Portrait
1
0.1%
Landscape
2
0.3%
Macro
1
0.1%
Sport
1
0.1%

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Whate mode do you shoot in the most?

 
tomd
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Nov 27, 2010 20:53 |  #31

Av, especially for sports


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Nov 27, 2010 21:02 |  #32

M most of the time. Learned to shoot w/ a manual slr so it comes naturally




  
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Nov 27, 2010 21:02 |  #33

coldcuts113 wrote in post #11355596 (external link)
Av... Funny I read somewhere that Av wasn't a good mode or useful mode to shoot in.. Poll here shows overwhelmingly that Av is used most...

Heh! You probably read that here in POTN! Keep reading and you'll all kinds of opinions pitted against each other:)!


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Nov 27, 2010 21:06 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #34

ATV :)


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Nov 27, 2010 21:20 |  #35

35mmNewbie wrote in post #11355569 (external link)
I can see myself getting flammed for this but M 100% of the time. I don't like the camera thinking for me at all.

Do you manual focus 100% of the time too? ;)

Seriously though, for MOST subjects I really don't see how manual gives you more control than AV or TV when combined with some EC.

M mode? Been there, done that. When I started taking pictures EVERYTHING was manual including focus, and even that (the distance) had to be estimated. There was no way to change ISO (aka ASA) on the fly and even exposure had to be guesstimated if you didn't have the time to use a light meter (I know: another "back in the old days" post :)).

The more chores I can hand off to the camera the better. Besides, doesn't TV or AV combined with EC give you just as much control (assuming you need less than 2 or 5 stops of correction, depending on the body)? If you are using an external light meter than I can understand the need for M, but otherwise I would rather take advantage of technology and let the camera make some of the less important decisions (i.e. choosing the shutter speed after I choose the DOF I want).

Please don't take this as a flame. I know there are a lot of folks here that use M exclusively because they are just more comfortable with it for one reason or another. But I also know that some use M for no logical reason and more for some level of snobbery. Sometimes I use M, Sometimes I manually focus and sometimes I use an external light meter, but most of the time I appreciate the fact that technology can make it easier for me to get my shot accurately and in a timely manner. On the other hand? I've slowed down a bit over the years so maybe I get more out of AV and TV than the younger photogs that can think, spin the dials and click faster than me :D.

BTW: I shoot mostly AV until something moves and then I switch to TV. I've always had some trouble with flash exposure so I think I will try some M after reading this thread. I'm not too old to learn...yet :).


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Nov 27, 2010 22:21 |  #36

M, as it is most simple mode somehow for me.


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Nov 27, 2010 22:35 |  #37

AV when doing assignments for my paper, but M when I am out shooting for fun.


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Nov 27, 2010 22:39 as a reply to  @ post 11354346 |  #38

Probably...
Tv: 70%
Av: 10%
M: 20%


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Nov 27, 2010 22:47 |  #39

mostly Av, when not, M mode.


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Nov 27, 2010 23:04 |  #40

P for Pro.
I don't even know what the other functions do...




  
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coldcuts113
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Nov 27, 2010 23:55 |  #41

bw!

jm2e wrote in post #11356354 (external link)
P for Pro.
I don't even know what the other functions do...

:D:):)


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Nov 28, 2010 00:11 |  #42

M 90% of the time, Av 10% of the time.




  
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Nov 28, 2010 00:32 |  #43

Av -
M for movie and for flash or corn-ball lighting situations.


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Nov 28, 2010 00:39 |  #44

Manual about 95%~97% of the time, matter of fact, I just did a quick check of the images I took in the last 7 months, and every single image was Manual.


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Nov 28, 2010 00:43 |  #45

Gotta admit, there is a whole lot of snobbery associated with shooting in manual.


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