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For grins, put my 5D2 in 'green box' mode ...

 
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Aug 22, 2011 07:34 |  #46
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BlueDevil08 wrote in post #12976859 (external link)
It's only one of the world's most famous Rally Cars ever...

Except the feminine POS that you buy isn't a rally car.


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Aug 22, 2011 08:14 |  #47

skygod44 wrote in post #12976214 (external link)
Snyderman, well done!

This proves that anyone could buy a dSLR (up to the 5D2/7D bodies) and use it like a $100 P&S!

I always suspected this was true, but would rather put my head in a mangle than try out green box mode!
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LOL! Double-Extra credit for using the work 'mangle' in a sentence. My g'ma had one of those!

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Aug 22, 2011 08:16 |  #48

Cool. I'll participate if I can get some time to shoot something around the house this week.

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Aug 22, 2011 14:35 |  #49

jay125 wrote in post #12972366 (external link)
if i'm not mistaken, anyone who puts a 5D2 in green box is required to surrender the camera... :P

LOL! Word!!

Why they put the green box on the 5D2 assuming anyone who would purchase it would use it, but not put an in camera flash on it assuming anyone who purchased it wouldn't use it is "???" to me...


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Aug 22, 2011 16:30 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #50

Honestly it sort of helped me out when I first started. I would take a shot in auto, see what camera chose, then switch to M and adjust to what felt the shot needed. I notice in auto it always prefers to pop up flash when most times I wouldn't.

I will admit I think it has its place, even on higher end models. A great example is the other day I was in my upstairs bathroom when I heard a crazy shreek from outside. I looked out the window and saw a hawk going after a crow that was squaking on the ground. I hurried up and sprinted downstairs, snagged my camera and threw on my tele lens, and on the way to the door flipped it into auto. I took one quick shot and then was lucky enough that the hawk stayed perched and allowed me a dozen shots in M mode. The auto mode shot wasn't as good as the rest, but certainly wasn't terrible. And I say that getting a shot that is just decent is better than nothing at all.




  
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Aug 22, 2011 16:35 |  #51
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mileslong24 wrote in post #12980095 (external link)
Honestly it sort of helped me out when I first started. I would take a shot in auto, see what camera chose, then switch to M and adjust to what felt the shot needed. I notice in auto it always prefers to pop up flash when most times I wouldn't.

I will admit I think it has its place, even on higher end models. A great example is the other day I was in my upstairs bathroom when I heard a crazy shreek from outside. I looked out the window and saw a hawk going after a crow that was squaking on the ground. I hurried up and sprinted downstairs, snagged my camera and threw on my tele lens, and on the way to the door flipped it into auto. I took one quick shot and then was lucky enough that the hawk stayed perched and allowed me a dozen shots in M mode. The auto mode shot wasn't as good as the rest, but certainly wasn't terrible. And I say that getting a shot that is just decent is better than nothing at all.

Your 5DII has pop-up flash? Can I have a link to the thread with the mod please?


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Aug 22, 2011 16:37 |  #52

mileslong24 wrote in post #12980095 (external link)
Honestly it sort of helped me out when I first started. I would take a shot in auto, see what camera chose, then switch to M and adjust to what felt the shot needed. I notice in auto it always prefers to pop up flash when most times I wouldn't.

I will admit I think it has its place, even on higher end models. A great example is the other day I was in my upstairs bathroom when I heard a crazy shreek from outside. I looked out the window and saw a hawk going after a crow that was squaking on the ground. I hurried up and sprinted downstairs, snagged my camera and threw on my tele lens, and on the way to the door flipped it into auto. I took one quick shot and then was lucky enough that the hawk stayed perched and allowed me a dozen shots in M mode. The auto mode shot wasn't as good as the rest, but certainly wasn't terrible. And I say that getting a shot that is just decent is better than nothing at all.

Yep, Auto mode sucks a lot of the time, when I first got my camera I used it and the flash would pop up in brightly lit area's and bright sunny days where no fill was needed. I was like WTF I wont touch auto anymore its manual or nothing.


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Aug 22, 2011 19:05 |  #53

eskimochaos wrote in post #12980126 (external link)
Your 5DII has pop-up flash? Can I have a link to the thread with the mod please?

I don't think he said he had a 5DII, but was speaking of DSLRs in general.




  
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itzcryptic wrote in post #12980973 (external link)
I don't think he said he had a 5DII, but was speaking of DSLRs in general.

:rolleyes:


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Aug 22, 2011 21:09 |  #55

eskimochaos wrote in post #12980982 (external link)
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I see you know where the smilies are and since you didn't use one in your last post you must have thought he was talking about a 5d2.




  
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Aug 22, 2011 23:37 |  #56

I always thought the 'green box' mode was purely for the jessops staff to use when showing the camera to customers! ;)


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Aug 22, 2011 23:46 |  #57

BlueDevil08 wrote in post #12976859 (external link)
It's only one of the world's most famous Rally Cars ever...

Mini Cooper S is a great car! One of the most fun cars I have ever driven, in a manual tranny of course!


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Aug 25, 2011 15:15 |  #58

jdpence wrote in post #12972668 (external link)
I know a lot of people who use their DSLR's as point and shoots ;)

The majority of them are probably Nikon owners ;) You see, this is just another example of why Canon is superior to Nikon - by providing pretty useless auto mode, Canon cameras force you into creative modes. Nikons, on the other hand, have much better auto exposure, my FIL has several thousand shots, some of which are very decent, all done in full auto with D40. Just try this with XTi.


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