? P, A, S, and M modes on Nikon help

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  1. photosoto

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    Hi,
    I'm wanting to learn to use my d-40 correctly and make use of these manual modes but I don't fully understand all of them. I understand the aperature and shutter priority (a and s modes) somewhat and will post a couple pics soon but I want to understand my camera better. suggestions? or books that would be good for learning?


    thanks
     
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    RTFM...in other words, read the frickin' manual.
     
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    thank you so very much for your help, but the manual doesn't cut it, I need a little bit more in depth help w/ examples. oh yeah, thanks for the help.
     
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    Mode dial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Heaven forbid someone come into the beginners forum and ask about PSAM modes.

    This helped me out a LOT when I got my first DSLR (D40):
    D40 | Digitutor | Global Site | Nikon Imaging

    On the left, click 'Open Menu' then select P, S, A, M ;)

    Go through the whole thing, you'll learn a lot - it's very well done and easy to understand as well.
     
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    thank you :)
     
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    Uhmmm...., sorry dude (NOYZE), but that is an appropriate first response.....RTFM. Lots can be learned from the manual.... as well as Google, Wikipedia and untold other sources.

    Then ask specifics.......

    One source that gets quite a few mentions is Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.

    Then ask specifics.......

    Just my 2ยข. Cheers......
     
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    No need for the beginners forum then right? - Everyone should just open your manual and search Google for your answers.

    Sorry, but I don't think anybody should be made to feel foolish for asking a question, regardless. Sometimes default explanations don't help - where a video showing what is happening can be much more helpful.

    Regardless, there's much better ways to convey that message than RTFM - and in you've actually done so yourself you'd realize it's not all that descriptive.
     
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    thanks for your input! I'm new to photography but I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for the link. I read through the modes in the book but I need a little bit more guidance. So, thanks again for suggesting a resource and remembering what it was like to get started!
     
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    [quote NOYZE]No need for the beginners forum then right?[/quoteNOYZE]
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    Will never be a better alternative than doing your own research. Retention is much more lasting then. When the answers evade you, ask specifcs.

    Vague, unequivocal questions justify asinine responses.

    I've read every ****ing manual for every ****ing piece of equipment that I own.

    Ask a particular question about your (Nikon) gear and I will gladly download the owners manual and give you the specific page that the answer is on.
     
  11. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Lots of snobbery compounded with the same question that is constantly asked brings all this out....

    Shortcourses.com

    That was one of the first sites I found searching around and was extremely helpful in learning things about photography.
     
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    No problem at all, I hope you get the info you're looking for. :thumbup:
     

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