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Mar 15, 2008 20:16 |  #1

so... today I played witht teh camera, taking pictures of my wifes car... and relized that I LOVE how easy Manual is to use... I don't have to battle with changing my Apeture and having the shutter speed change with Av or vise vera with Shutter Priority.

I like being able to adjust my Apeture and Shutter speed independently.... it really makes you aware of how your changes affects the photo.

now.... if only the damn LCD screen was easier to see on the bright Texas sun :mad:


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Mar 15, 2008 20:35 |  #2

LOL! Welcome to manual! I shoot a lot of equine events in the summer, which are held indoors. 9 times out of 10 the lighting sucks big time and you can't use a flash because of spooking some of the horses. So I go manual all the way and love it! No more depending on auto settings and hoping you got the shot! :)


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Mar 15, 2008 20:50 |  #3

"You WILL use manual."

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people will always try to stop you doing the right thing if it is unconventional
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Mar 15, 2008 20:51 as a reply to  @ PhotosByCynthia's post |  #4

TRUE THAT Cynthia!!!

Manual ROCKS!!!


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Mar 15, 2008 20:52 |  #5

cosworth wrote in post #5123422 (external link)
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:lol::lol::lol: The force is strong with Manual..... LOL!!!!


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Mar 15, 2008 20:56 |  #6

cosworth wrote in post #5123422 (external link)
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Jason I'm thinking that could be a good sig for you. You could force all of us to use manual and the empire would be complete.


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Mar 15, 2008 21:22 as a reply to  @ Chandler.'s post |  #7

:-D


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Mar 15, 2008 21:25 |  #8

Chandler. wrote in post #5123460 (external link)
Jason I'm thinking that could be a good sig for you. You could force all of us to use manual and the empire would be complete.

I'm on board if the title fairy is...


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Mar 15, 2008 21:47 |  #9

Another convert! These will help:

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Mar 15, 2008 21:53 |  #10

Excellent, another who realises that M is not only better, but FASTER and easier than the other modes too!


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Mar 15, 2008 21:54 |  #11

perryge wrote in post #5123785 (external link)
FASTER and easier

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Mar 15, 2008 22:03 |  #12

cosworth wrote in post #5123793 (external link)
Careful, the men in black (external link) might pay you a visit.

Bah we're in Canada, we're safe.


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Mar 15, 2008 23:37 |  #13

I attempted to shoot part of a dog agility show entirely in AV. Wasn't being paid so I was doing it just for fun.

Whilst reviewing 297 RAW photos of 'jumpers', only 6 were taken using AV!

I could not for the life of me get a consistent series of frames so I switched back to manual.

I FAILED! I couldn't do it! :cry:

AV is still a great tool for many applications, but for light consistency - not very reliable.

Oh - start learning to 'ride the ISO' without taking your eye away from the vf - comes in reeeeel handy:)


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Mar 16, 2008 08:36 |  #14

I still like Av mode, for outdoors anyways. Indoors I have almost completely switched over to manual (with flash) cause it's just plain easier. I don't know why I was scared of manual.. I've used my Minolta SLR in the past which is fully manual with a light meter. With DSLR, if the picture is crap just shoot again, no wasted film.

I'm sure that as time goes buy I will be using M more and more.


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Mar 19, 2008 19:51 |  #15

I too love manual focus!


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