A&P Which one do you more? Program Mode Vs. Manual.

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  1. Dnepr

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    Which one do you use more?


    Program where the camera calculates the right exposure settings and you choose the one's which you need, while still having control over ISO/WB/AF

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    Full Manual?


    Or are you using Full Auto? :mamoru:
     
  2. Dnepr

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    Im still having hard time adjusting from film.

    the freedom to change ISO setting is making me little uncomfortable :o
     
  3. dtfromep

    dtfromep New Member

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    Haha, its the same as changing a roll of film. If you didn't change film speeds, just pick whatever ISO you used then and stick with it.

    I use a combination of the 'creative modes', depending on the shot I am trying to get. I find Tv and Av to be more useful than full manual for most shots. if it is a quick 'snapshot' style photo, I typically use program, but have yet to try out full auto.
     
  4. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    I use full manual.
     
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    Aperture Priority mostly, Manual when using Flash
     
  6. ElDude

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    I'm still learning, so I use a variety of modes, plus full auto when my cat is posing :big grin:
     
  7. mucky

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    I use Aperture priority mostly then shutter speed priority then auto. Once in a while I would use manual for experimenting and bracketing my shots. I would use full manual a lot more if there was an aperture ring or a second command dial.
     
  8. Dnepr

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    Yeah i think Aperature priority is pretty versatile.
     
  9. Ingen

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    I use full manual a lot because it lets me set the exposure compensation :tup: and the d70 undermeters through my lenses :(
     
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    I use program mostly but my second favorite is aperature priority.
     
  11. mojito

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    For quick shooting or in contrasty enviornments is AV or TV. It areas where the light doesn change or when using flash, its Manual. P is only for snap shots when I'm really lazy
     
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    you can set exposure compensation in aperture priority or shutter priority mode too
     
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    Full manual at night

    usually Ap during the day....unless i am at an event where i want to get freakAy...then it's manual again
     
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    OH YEAH?!1??! WELL...... okay then.:p
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    I use aperture priority. If I want to go manual I'll see what settings it gives me and then I'll go manual. For panning which I did yesterday it was manual.
     
  17. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    aperture priority here too
     
  18. vizual

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    I use manual just about everyshot with my film body since we are supposed to do so for my photo class. On my digital it's a toss up between aperture priority and manual
     
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    Aperature Priority or Shutter Priority for landscapes (Shutter priority at night, Aperature Priority during the day, for the most part) Program for things like wildlife and faster moving things.
     
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    I exclusively shoot in AUTO (Green mode) but I'll shoot in Av sometimes when the dial gets accidently spun over there. I normally notice pretty quickly and switch it back to auto though. :embd:
     
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    manual most of the time. no need for p or anything else with a handheld meter.
     
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    thats fine if you're doing landscapes or planned shots, but anything moving you'll need a faster way. Plus an incamera meter will compensate for filters, work with ettl etc
     
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    Av 75% of the time, M the other 25%
     

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