I searched around the forum for this topic thinking there would already be threads about this, but came up short. I've only been using my camera in Manual mode and was reading that a lot of people prefer Aperture Priority mode and some of the other ones. Why would you not shoot in Manual every time? Is it just if you are unsure on what you think the settings should be? I'm starting to get pretty good at figuring out the settings on my first shot, is there a different reason to use other modes? Yes I am aware of the text book definitions of each mode IE: Aperture Priority lets you set the Aperture, and the camera automatically sets the other main settings. This is a great site keep up the good work!