Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Jbrown, Oct 2, 2008.
This full manual thing isn't too bad Shot with Rebel XT, Canon 28-105 3.5-4.5 USM II
kinda scary taking that thing off 'auto', ain't it?
Better than my first attempt.
I never shoot in auto
I don't understand why manual is difficult, you just match up the little meter bar at 0.
With a strobe, not just full manual, but having to get the flash exposure right. And if you're just matching the meter at zero, better to just shoot Aperture or shutter priority.
I like to shoot at max sync speed
Using the strobe i have to figure out myself. NO light meter
I hardly never shot in M. I must have missed or misunderstood something but for some reason the cam doesn't allow me to adjust the exposure in M mode
you're doing it wrong.
damn no one wants my 285 hv
nice shot. I think M is fun now that I get the hang of it. I love teh control and how easily I can manipulate my image. I need to shoot M more. I still puss out when I need to shoot something that I dont want to fuck up
if youa re speaking of the fact that your meter on your display blinks -2 after your focus on your exposure compensation bar, it is cause it is not an adjustable feature in M mode. The thought is that since you have the ability to adjust shutter and aperature and even a strobe (if there is one being used) that there is no need to compensate via that feature. You can simply over or underexpose by adjusting the setting given to you in M mode - shutter, aperature and Iso, making the need for exposure compensation unneeded
I only shoot M when using flash.
wizeguy is wise. No EV control for you in M.
M FTW use it all the time
edit: nevermind...i'm an idiot.
Hmm, kinda suspected something like that would be the case
if you are using a strobe, this would not be ideal. If you are at 0 for a proper exposure, then you are going to be way over exposed once your flash fires. the meter does not take the strobe into account.
so I agree if no flash is being used but disagree if there is a flash being used
Ok lets say you have no flash and you are going to adjust your Av or Tv in M to get the meter to read 0.
But then shouldn't the camera automatically adjust the Shutter speed to make the exposure to 0 if you have the camera in Av mode? Or does the camera do a shitty job of doing this?
Does this make sense or am i thinking too much?
i didn't realize he was using a strobe
this IS Tv and Av mode. in Av, you manually adjust aperature and and ISO and the camera will adjust the shutter to bring the meter to 0 and in Tv you adjust the shutter and the camera will do its best to bring the aperature to where it will get a 0 on the meter. But the problem is the aperature is a limitation of the particular lens and someimes can not open enough to let in enough light for teh enviroment and shutter speed selected, si this is why your aperature setting in yoru viewfinder will flash, to let you know that you are not exposing right and it can not fix it, you need to either bump your ISO or slow your shutter
my comments above are specifically about manual mode, not Tv and Av