Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by EleanorW, Sep 18, 2009.
Just curious about what setting everyone prefers, or uses more.
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.
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.
I'm probably 50-50 between Av & M.
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.
80% of the time in Aperture
15% of the time in Manual
5% in Shutter / Program
Tv on rare occasions
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.
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.
85% manual mode, 10% Av mode, 5% Tv mode. But, when I originally learned SLR photography manual everything was my only option.
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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