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The only time I use the green box...

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Location: Southern Illinois(not as flat as I thought it would be)
Sep 14, 2012 23:25 |  #1

I'm curious if there is ever a time when some of the experienced photogs on here ever use the evil green box.

I feel I am relatively proficient manually setting my camera up for 99% of shots. The only time I find myself using it is on fishing trips where it is me by myself in the boat. I tend to keep the camera on a tripod and in automatic so that I can get a fish back into the water as quickly as possible. Varying background, light conditions etc. make it very difficult to quickly get a self shot while keeping the fish in the water as quickly as possible...Unfortunate​ly this makes for some not-so-great shots. Any recommendations or should I be happy with at least getting a shot with no harm done to the fish.

One day I was walking on the street and somebody handed me a camera. I looked at them and said, "This is not a Canon, what do I look like? A charity case?" So I took it, and THREW IT ON THE GROUND!​photos/rebelwithacause​6 (external link)

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Sep 14, 2012 23:32 |  #2

I've used Tv and Av a couple times and P on more ocassions, but never green box. If I remember right you cant do any adjustments at all which is a pita in dual lighting (sun and shade) situations. There's nothing wrong with it if it works, though. If you lock in your settings in manual and set auto ISO you may not have much issue with lighting changes. Thats what I generally run except for when im in light shooting into shade where a manual ISO setting is needed.

Adam - Upstate NY:

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Sep 16, 2012 17:45 |  #3

Tried it when I got my first DSLR (350D) - I could never understand it personally and switched to AV after a couple of days from purchase, it was so much simpler in AV! I should state that I had virtually no experience in photography at that time.

Life is for living, cameras are to capture it (one day I will learn how!).

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Sep 23, 2012 19:42 |  #4

I'v been using full manual controls for a nearly 2 years and from time to time I do use auto, but VERY rarely. Its usually if, for whatever reason, I dont have time to adjust in manual and have spotted a animal (I shoot mostly wildlife) on the run and I need AI servo fast . For instance, about a month ago I was hiking near Peyto Lake and spotted a weasel running past me and I had turned my camera off. If it was on I may have had time to put it from one shot to servo, adjust shutter speed or ISO and fire away but I lost precious seconds turning it on and the weasel was scampering away with a dead mouse in its mouth! I turned to dial to AUTO and started shooting away at the running weasel. The 600D has a pretty good auto function and nearly instantly switched from one shot to servo and I managed to get a few shots in. Though unfortunately none of them were keepers anyway..

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