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05-26-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Exposure modes

I suspect this has been discussed before but I can't find any related threads so please bear with me.

I shoot mainly in P mode with my K10, it allows me to instantly select either aperture priority or shutter priority depending on which wheel I move. ISO settings can be adjusted by using the OK button and the front wheel. So why does this camera have dedicated aperture and shutter priority modes as well, do they have additional functions or benefits I'm missing out on?


05-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Yes, but there is probably too much to go into here. But, for instance, if you were shooting flash and wanted to keep the shutter speed to 1/90th, you can't be guaranteed that combo with P mode. Also, P mode doesn't necessarily give you a good or desired f-stop if you're using a fast lens. Lots of reasons you might want other modes.


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