Hello! This is my first post and would love any input about this topic. I understand that manual will always give you the most control over you camera and exposures, especially in tricky lighting. However, I am curious what the advantages are for shooting in manual mode over using aperture priority and locking the exposure (AE-L). Using aperture priority, BBF, and AE-L seems to give me the control I need in most shooting situations but I would love to hear what other people have to say about using this method vs. Manual. I shoot with mostly a D700 and various Nikon Lenses. Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone's opinions!