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Sep 25, 2017 23:03 |  #16

GregoryF wrote in post #18460391 (external link)
About 60% AV and about 40% manual. Always use manual with flash work and certain events.

Pretty much the same for me.


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Sep 26, 2017 02:52 |  #17

Mostly for general day to day shooting I will be in Av mode, and use CWA for metering. I find the Average metering more consistent than Evaluative, sometimes Evaluative makes some odd choices. This probably makes up a majority of the times I'm using the camera.

For a very large majority of my actual exposures I use manual. This last weekend for example I shot over 2800 exposures a day at the two days of the Duxford airshow. Large numbers of exposures allows one to push the limits of settings since a less than 10% keeper rate still gives a decent number of images.

In manual I'm likely going to be using spot metering, along with incident readings from an external meter.

In general situations where I am worried about shutter speed, and want the highest speed possible for any ISO value, rather than a fixed shutter speed, I will actually use Av not Tv mode. By using Av with the lens wide open you know you will always get the fastest possible shutter speed.

When I do use Tv mode is when I need to limit the shutter to a relativly slow speed to create some wanted motion blur. Normally I would be in Manual mode for this. I do have my C2 slot set up with Tv 1/160 ISO 100 and +1 1/3 EV EC CWA metering. This is for the times I might have a long enought lens on and a propellor driven plane flys over. So I see the plane, turn the mode dial to the end and I have pretty decent setup for a good shot. C1 is Av f/8 ISO 400 plus the same as the other for jet aircraft where I want the fastest shutter possible. Any of my lenses that are long enough will be f/6.3 but do benefit from f/8.

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Sep 26, 2017 05:42 |  #18

Larry Johnson wrote in post #18460477 (external link)
Manual mode always. Will shoot manual mode with auto ISO when I don't have time to meter. When in auto ISO I expand metering a little wider from spot.

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I have been an amateur photo bug for around 10 years now with my Canon and while I understand what is being said and suggested here, I think I need to practice with my 'on-the-fly' adjustments for active subjects (I find myself missing those "perfect" shots when I am too slow with changes). I suspect this is where custom settings come in? I am starting to explore more of the 6DII features, and I think that will make good results come easier too. It really is light years ahead of the old 7D.

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Sep 26, 2017 07:53 |  #19

100% AV.


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Sep 26, 2017 09:09 |  #20

Av for almost everything, Manual for flash and long exposure.




  
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Sep 26, 2017 09:10 |  #21

GregoryF wrote in post #18460391 (external link)
About 60% AV and about 40% manual. Always use manual with flash work and certain events.

I'm in that same ball park. About 50/50.
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Sep 26, 2017 10:25 |  #22

Goodform wrote in post #18460639 (external link)
Yes, Raw and editing in post.

I have been an amateur photo bug for around 10 years now with my Canon and while I understand what is being said and suggested here, I think I need to practice with my 'on-the-fly' adjustments for active subjects (I find myself missing those "perfect" shots when I am too slow with changes). I suspect this is where custom settings come in? I am starting to explore more of the 6DII features, and I think that will make good results come easier too. It really is light years ahead of the old 7D.

Thanks, everyone!

"On the fly adjustments"

check the manual to see which buttons you can reconfigure. I don't know what options are available on the 6D2.

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Sep 26, 2017 16:09 |  #23

Probably like 90% Av, the rest manual


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Sep 26, 2017 18:41 |  #24

Almost always Tv mode, with the exception being when using flash I tend to use manual.


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Sep 26, 2017 19:33 |  #25

Aperture priority and Manual... also use Tv when shooting sports.


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Sep 27, 2017 08:45 |  #26

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what you guys are doing when you're out and about needing to take quick shots without 'setup' time?

Manual mode but with AutoISO.


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Sep 27, 2017 09:30 |  #27

Depends on the lens and how camera works with auto iso, so with A7 and Nex6 always Av due to longer lenses most others just stick them on P as the lenses are bellow 20mm in focal length. I tend to go for smaller apertures for increased DOF but it seems to make little difference on small aperture cameras with the sony's there are points I want to reduce the DOF and others would rather push iso up to get greater DOF.


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Sep 27, 2017 11:35 |  #28

Fully manual all the time. No auto anything for exposure control.

Auto focus most often but only with rear button activation (NOT half-press of the shutter release).


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Sep 28, 2017 22:44 |  #29

Manual all the time - I shoot sports, street, architecture and food.


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Sep 28, 2017 23:25 |  #30

Almost always manual although occasionally I'll switch to Av or manual with auto ISO if needed.

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