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02-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Which mode are you? Single shooting or continuous shooting?

It's been only 2 weeks I have got my K-x, so still trying to figure out what are the base settings to always keep ON. One of these is shooting mode. Single vs Continuous.

I keep my K-x always in Continuous Shooting (Hi) mode, which gives me ability to just fire the gun anytime when the opportunity arrives. Other times I just press the shutter gently to take only one shot.

What mode do you keep your camera into?

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single, almost always.
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I've rarely used continuous. Most of the time I even forget it exists.



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Single . Now if i want to shoot continous, I do not even know how to set it .
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continuous (hi) because i often shoot some sports, and i don't want to change all the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote
I've rarely used continuous. Most of the time I even forget it exists.

Same here.
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Single mode most of the time unless situation calls for continuous. Both other than those situations always on single mode.

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I like low speed continuous most of the time, but switch to high speed as needed.
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Single. I do shoot sports though and for that I use continuous.
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I've not really understood the point of low speed continuous. I mean apart from minimizing vibrations as opposed to shooting quickly in single mode. What's the point when you can do the same, both slower and faster, in single mode?

Needless to say I keep to single mode if there isn't something unusual going on...
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonakG Quote
I keep my K-x always in Continuous Shooting (Hi) mode, which gives me ability to just fire the gun anytime when the opportunity arrives.
I guess AF.C will work for a lot of shooting styles. But it doesn't work with the focus-recompose technique. You need AF.S for that.

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I guess AF.C will work for a lot of shooting styles. But it doesn't work with the focus-recompose technique. You need AF.S for that.

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I was referring to shooting modes not the focusing modes.
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This week: Single, unless the situation calls for continuous.
Next week: Continuous, unless the situation call for single.
Last week: I was snowed-in and shot nothing, so: nothing.

I was just given my Dad's old Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera, the one he used for family action a half-century ago. If I can find some 8mm film, maybe I'll use *that* for shooting continuous. Oops, I opened it and there was film in it. Guess I need a new roll.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
I've not really understood the point of low speed continuous.
The idea is that you can keep shooting without ever running into buffer limits.

The best possible speed for continues shooting implies that you can fire off a short burst of a lot of shots but then will struggle to make another capture as the camera is busy writing the buffer contents to the card.

In the low speed continuous mode you should be able to keep firing until the card is full.

Not sure whether it applies to your particular camera model, but that's the general idea.

Regarding the OP: I'm usually on single shot. Sometimes when I think I may need a burst of shots, I switch to continuous shooting and then often just tap the shutter release button to only get a single shot. I don't leave it on continuous all the time despite the possibility of doing single shots with it because trying to avoid multiple shots might cause a bit of a jerky motion. I prefer to not worry about that by using the single shot mode when I definitely don't need a burst of shots.
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