I usually use aperture or shutter priority, but I was interested as to what counts as fully manual. Obviously it would be in manual mode, setting shutter speed and aperture, but what about metering. If you shoot in manual with the cameras built in meter, compensating as neccessary, does this not count as being fully manual? If a fully manual camera doesn't have a meter, does its user just use a handheld meter? I just thought of this whilst reading another post and got confused as to what manual meant. I've always thought that setting aperture, shutterspeed and iso/asa was as manual as possible.