What Shooting Mode Do You Use ?

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What Mode Do You Shoot In

  1. Auto

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
  2. Manual

    50 vote(s)
    61.7%
  3. Shutter priority

    14 vote(s)
    17.3%
  4. Aperture priority

    41 vote(s)
    50.6%
  5. Other

    8 vote(s)
    9.9%
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  1. tkaat

    tkaat TPF Noob!

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    okay this has been bugging me since I saw a survey a few weeks back on the shooting modes different people use. Most shot mostly in auto (no surprise there) but out of like the 15000 (maybe exaggerating a little) less than 200 shoot in manual.
    I, myself, shoot in manual on any camera I used unless I was in a hurry. And since then I have been trying other modes like Aperture priority, program and shutter priority.

    My Question is what mode do you mostly shoot in.
    You don't have to write a sentence just the mode (if you want the reason also)
     
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    I shoot 90% manual. The other 10% goes between Tv and Av...depending on the lighting.
     
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    The question does not make alot of sense to me. I would think alot of us choose the mode depending on the shooting situation. I will use Aperture or Shutter priority or Manual depending on what I am imaging.
     
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    Phazan TPF Noob!

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    Av, Tv, M, and P for general shooting..It depends on my situation...
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can clearly state that I shoot MOST all manually.

    For the swim meet documentation I decided (for ONCE) to go to AV mode to maintain a DOF deep enough for zoomed-in photos and be QUICK-QUICK-QUICK (which was essential).

    For a stage performance I once decided for TV mode so the camera'd not expose for any longer than 1/100 second.

    But other than that ... manual.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Manual when using flash, which is fairly often...and either M or Av when not using flash.
     
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    dEARlEADER TPF Noob!

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    P S A M
     
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    Most often? Probably manual but I change allot and on the fly. There needs to be an "All of the above" vote option. :D
     
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    If I have a little control over the lighting, then manual. If the lighting keeps changing, then Av. If I am trying to show or stop motion, Tv.

    ^^^ All in Canon terms ;)
     
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    John_Olexa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Glad to see no Autos on this board!! :lmao: I checked Aperture priority.

    Break down. about:
    75% Aperture priority
    25% Manual
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Im in the all of the above group, except for the Auto mode. If I want to shoot Auto then I will go to P&S cameras.
     
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    80% of the time I use manual. The other 20% I use aperture priority.
     
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