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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?

 
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Nov 28, 2010 00:50 |  #46

Erik_L wrote in post #11356627 (external link)
Gotta admit, there is a whole lot of snobbery associated with shooting in manual.

You can find snobbery associated with just about everything -- but that's not an argument against shooting in manual. It could be an argument against shooting with a DSLR, of course...:)!


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Nov 28, 2010 00:59 |  #47

M closely followed by AV.


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Nov 28, 2010 01:41 |  #48

Over the last couple of years I find myself shooting in M mode 80% of the time now. The main reason is I shoot in mixed light or heavily contrasted scenarios so this gives me the exposure on my subject I'm looking for. What I've found myself doing more lately is switching my camera to P mode when I'm finish so all I have to do is pick it up and snap away on a spur of the moment moment.


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Nov 28, 2010 01:50 |  #49

tonylong wrote in post #11356644 (external link)
You can find snobbery associated with just about everything -- but that's not an argument against shooting in manual. It could be an argument against shooting with a DSLR, of course...:)!

touche!

very true.

Still...


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Nov 28, 2010 02:29 |  #50

Depends on the season and the subject ... right now it's mostly M for the indoor sports season and for studio lighting, for birds it's Av, for outdoor sports Av or M, for motor sports Tv, Av or M, etc ... even P may get used on a walk around town if I'm feeling like it. These modes are just different methods of arriving at the exposure values you want for your picture, the photo looks the same regardless of how you got there. The "creative modes" I wouldn't use though (if my current cameras had them), you give up control there.


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Nov 28, 2010 04:24 as a reply to  @ Anders Östberg's post |  #51

Any mode that suits the task at hand best. It's usually one of P, Tv, Av, M or B.
I don't use the pre-programmed modes, nor green box or CA, because my camera either doesn't have them, or they don't allow me to select the AF point.


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Nov 28, 2010 04:52 |  #52

90% M mode....


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Nov 28, 2010 05:02 |  #53

M mode - effectively, it's a variation of M in the form of a custom mode :D but still full time manual.


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Nov 28, 2010 06:02 |  #54

For the last two years mannual mode. I learned in TV shotting sports.


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Nov 28, 2010 07:28 |  #55

Duh, I clicked "Landscape" in the poll - but that is my spring-summer-fall "Picture Style".

I always shoot "M"anual. Although I did get lazy using Auto ISO since getting the 60D. I shoot BIF and the background and light changes too much just following one bird...
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Nov 28, 2010 07:39 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #56

90% of the time my shooting is using the new standard 5150 VH mode that was just designed for sports.

20% of the time I shoot in P mode which was also specifically designed for sports.

The last 10% I will use M mode because I forgot how to set up the camera.

I love my camera also because it's made out of 60% dolomite and is very strong.

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Nov 28, 2010 08:12 as a reply to  @ metalman1010's post |  #57

AV mostly, M for long exposure night shots, daylight ND filter shots and with a flash mounted.


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Nov 28, 2010 08:56 |  #58

A lot of the time we forget that the camera is just a tool. It's your eye that sees a scene and your brain that decides how to shoot it.

There's no shame in using full auto. Sometimes, if I'm in a hurry, I flip my camera to fully auto/no flash (the white box) and fire away. Most of the time it gives me great shots.

Most of the time I use M because, as I mentioned before, it's just fun.


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Nov 28, 2010 09:14 |  #59

And they wonder why I said I shoot in " Happy Mode "
What ever mode works for shoot at hand.


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Nov 28, 2010 09:32 |  #60

I tend to be in Av 75% of the time, M about 24%, and 1% Tv.

Pretty much anything that's flash or low light will be M, with Av covering the bulk of normal shooting.



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