What setting to you use more?

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Which setting do you use more?

  1. Program

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Aperture

    44 vote(s)
    51.8%
  3. Shutter

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. Manaual

    34 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. EleanorW

    EleanorW TPF Noob!

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    Just curious about what setting everyone prefers, or uses more.
     
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    I find myself in Aperture Priority about 95% of the time. The only time I'm not is when I need to convey movement. Even in difficult lighting I still use Aperture Priority and just use exposure compensation.

    I've found I can do pretty much anything that way that I can in manual mode only it's faster.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    AV most of the time. But manual sometimes for consistency, [especially with flash(es) ] or when I do not trust the camera meter at that time.
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm probably 50-50 between Av & M.
     
  6. g-fi

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    Manual mostly because the lens that I've been working with are non-metering, all manual lens. If I'm not in manual, I'm in Av.
     
  7. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    80% of the time in Aperture
    15% of the time in Manual
    5% in Shutter / Program
     
  8. Jon0807

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    90% Manual
    10% Av
    Tv on rare occasions
     
  9. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    I leave my bodies in Av mode (aperture priority for you non-Canon folk). I use Manual when in studio or using stobes of any sort. I use Tv (shutter priority) when shooting fast moving subjects or sports.
     
  10. Dmitri

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    Depends what I'm doing. If I have full control of what I shoot, I go manual. If I'm shooting wildlife, I go shutter.
     
  11. KmH

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    85% manual mode, 10% Av mode, 5% Tv mode. But, when I originally learned SLR photography manual everything was my only option.
     
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    Depends on the camera i'm using, but with my D's and my F100, I usually use Aperture priority, maybe using manual or shutter priority if the shots call for it. Nikon's matrix metering makes it easy. With my FE I generally use it in manual, even though it's got an aperture priority mode just because it feels right that way. The rest of my cameras (that I use anyway) are manual only.
     

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