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Thread started 27 Nov 2010 (Saturday) 13:38
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Whate mode do you shoot in the most?

 
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Nov 28, 2010 17:24 |  #76

krb wrote in post #11359197 (external link)
You're kinda missing the point. M doesn't give more control, it gives more consistancy. The decision for M vs Av/Tv should be made based on whether or not you want that consistency.


Please explain.


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Nov 28, 2010 17:27 |  #77

LamontSanders wrote in post #11354300 (external link)
What??? No green box love?

Av.

being a newbie... i put it on the green box.. then let it set so i can see the settings.. then play from there.. gives me a starting point...


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Nov 28, 2010 19:31 |  #78

But what about "Flash Off" and "Night Portrait" modes?


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Nov 28, 2010 19:33 |  #79

Manual..of course


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Nov 28, 2010 19:38 |  #80

poll like this helps a newbie like myself out.. i get to see what most others are using and that helps me learn to focus on that area some... i tried sports (it didnt work good) and night portrait.... but without a good lens for it (pre 85 1.8) it turned out horrid on kit lens


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Nov 28, 2010 19:39 |  #81

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Please explain.

If you are shooting a scene and the lighting is staying exactly the same then the exposure settings should stay the same, right? If you are shooting in Av or Tv then the camera will change the exposure settings depending on whether the people moving through that scene are wearing dark or light colored clothing.


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Nov 28, 2010 21:00 |  #82

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Please explain.

M does not give MORE control then Av/Tv, because in Av/Tv you can adjust the Exposure Compensation thereby getting the same result as M. They have the same amount of control.

M is more consistent because it does not change anything on you, if you select 1/200 f/5.6, it will stay there unlike Av where 1/200 might change to 1/50 (which you could bump up the EC+ to match 1/200). If the lighting is the same, then why not get the correct settings and leave it there?


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Nov 29, 2010 00:00 as a reply to  @ DStanic's post |  #83

M when the time and situation permits. However, when in a hurry to get the picture, P is a setting I'll go to.. Then, if given a chance for more shots, I can make changes that will allow for my artistic input..


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Nov 29, 2010 14:06 |  #84

DStanic wrote in post #11361006 (external link)
M does not give MORE control then Av/Tv, because in Av/Tv you can adjust the Exposure Compensation thereby getting the same result as M. They have the same amount of control.

M is more consistent because it does not change anything on you, if you select 1/200 f/5.6, it will stay there unlike Av where 1/200 might change to 1/50 (which you could bump up the EC+ to match 1/200). If the lighting is the same, then why not get the correct settings and leave it there?

krb wrote in post #11360610 (external link)
If you are shooting a scene and the lighting is staying exactly the same then the exposure settings should stay the same, right? If you are shooting in Av or Tv then the camera will change the exposure settings depending on whether the people moving through that scene are wearing dark or light colored clothing.

Gotcha and thank you.


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Nov 29, 2010 14:56 |  #85
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Honestly, its pointless to use M mode if you are zeroing out the exposure meter anyways.

Why not have it in Av/Tv mode and use EC and lock exposure if you are afraid of the exposure changing.




  
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Nov 29, 2010 15:04 |  #86

Ken_Rockwell wrote in post #11364987 (external link)
Honestly, its pointless to use M mode if you are zeroing out the exposure meter anyways.

Why not have it in Av/Tv mode and use EC and lock exposure if you are afraid of the exposure changing.

How about if you want to take many shots using the same exact exposure?
Examples; panoramas and indoor sports

Not pointless to use M that way at all ...


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Nov 29, 2010 15:05 |  #87

green square on my 5D II!! :lol:

usually M or AV


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Nov 29, 2010 15:13 |  #88

Ken_Rockwell wrote in post #11364987 (external link)
Honestly, its pointless to use M mode if you are zeroing out the exposure meter anyways.

There's a difference between zeroing out the meter for every shot vs zeroing out the meter with the camera pointed at an 18% gray card and then leaving it there for as long as you are under that same lighting. Zeroing it for every shot is just Av/Tv with more work. Zeroing it once and then leaving it there is consistent exposure over a series of shots, regardless of what the subjects are wearing.

Why not have it in Av/Tv mode and use EC and lock exposure if you are afraid of the exposure changing.

If you think that holding the AE lock button down during an entire event (even a small one that only lasts 3-4 hours) is a good idea then your choice of screen name makes perfect sense.


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Nov 29, 2010 15:13 |  #89

Ken_Rockwell wrote in post #11364987 (external link)
Honestly, its pointless to use M mode if you are zeroing out the exposure meter anyways.

Why not have it in Av/Tv mode and use EC and lock exposure if you are afraid of the exposure changing.

If you consider what people have said right above you about consistency, it shouldn't be all that hard to recognize why there are many scenarios where that would be a benefit, and fighting with another mode to keep your exposure values the same would be a headache. Why bother, when you can set up your optimal exposure for the scene/lighting and then just shoot away?

On the other hand, there are scenarios when Av or Tv or even P can give good results with less hassle than M. this is why there are multiple modes on our cameras! It's not that one is always better than the others, but that we can choose what to work with when it fits.

I advocate people learning to shoot in all modes so they can make an educated, experienced choice when the scene calls for it.


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Nov 29, 2010 15:14 |  #90

AV if not M


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