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. dEARlEADER

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    it doesn't matter... you are still taking extra steps.... you must take a shot to view the histogram... when the sun starts peaking out of the clouds you are blowing shots because you are not using the meter... some of those blown shots could be your money keepers... you could prevent this by adjusting your shutter speed with the meter as you shoot.... this method also keeps your eye in the viewfinder instead of wasting time looking at your screen every time there is a change in environment.

    or... you could just pick the desired aperture and park the camera in aperture priority to have the camera do all this work for you.... that way you can focus on framing and other things.... and when that sun starts peaking out from the clouds the change is instant.


     
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    all i can say is that i'm extremelmy careful in my lighting. i take care to shoot in the shade, and at certain times of day. I avoid dappled sunlight and direct sunlight and cloudy days like the plague.

    During moments such as those, though, I'm just on top of it. Ican't tell you it any otehr way. Its not extra steps or harder for me at all. Its second nature to use manual to the best way I know how. I used to shoot AV all the time, but I have gotten better exposure since switching fully to manual. Like I said, it works for me, so doesn't work for you. We can agree to disagree I suppose.
     
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    holy smokes i give up...

    the first link shows how to read a histogram..... what does this have to do with what mode you shoot?... you can view a histogram when you shoot aperture priority... you can make exp comp changes if your meter is out a tad and from there you don't have to make any setting changes for the rest of the shoot.

    the second link goes nowhere....

    it is clear to me now that you have no idea what you are talking about. this thread must be embarrassing to you....
     
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    that was funny to you?:confused:
     
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    I thought it was kind of funny:thumbup:
     
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    It was indeed!
    A laugh riot!
    A must-see film!
    Bring the kids along, this movie's good clean family fun!

    :lol:
     
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    All in favour, say "aye"...






















    AYE!
     
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    I shoot in manual mostly. The problem I find with shutter priority is that if you accidentally meter off of something that's black or white you'll have a useless photo (maybe matrix metering is a different story). Exposure compensation works, but wouldn't you have to tweak that around a lot for a perfect exposure just as you'd need to tweak around manual settings for a perfect exposure? Another bonus with manual is knowing what type of shutter speed and aperture I'm at all the time for obvious reasons (motion blur, depth of field....)

    I thought I also might add that "full manual" sounds kinda like your trying to act like a better person for it, I think just saying manual would be fine.

    I guess it's worthless to debate what the better mode to shoot in is, it's mostly just personal preference.
     
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    I think you're confusing two different things here - the exposure modes are not the same as the metering pattern.
     
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    I shoot in Manual
     
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    No, he's saying that he tried Tv with spot metering and he had issues with the exposure changing when the camera pointed at different objects, where as in Manual it would have stayed the same. He wonders if it would be different in matrix mode.
     
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    That has absolutely nothing to do with it being in shutter priority though. If you are spot metering black and white items with it, you are going to get the exposure wrong regardless of the mode (Tv, Av, Auto or Manual) - unless your skills are such that you know how to compensate for the readings you are getting.
     
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