Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-05-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
Inactive Account

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lisbon
Posts: 33
M (hyper-manuel) and TAV modes

The major difference, to my understanding, between both modes is the ability to have Iso set automatically in TAV mode, while it has to be set manually in M mode.
Nevertheless, I guess setting both aperture and shutter speed is easier in M mode since we get the help of the exposure bar and green button – 3 different options for the green button.
Since I always use aperture as a starting point to change the other values (always used aperture priority with Nikon cameras) I find the second option assigned to the green button very interesting.
Correct me if I´m wrong, but this way M mode behaves as a sort of AV mode with the advantage of creativity control.
So, I set the aperture with the e-dial, press the green button, make necessary adjustments to obtain correct exposure, under or over-exposure. I just love it!
The ability to have exposure locked with the AE-L button is another plus. This will allow M mode to work also as a sort of (P)-Program Mode. Fantastic.

Bottom line, M mode gives you control over creativity (no other mode will), can work as a variant of AV mode and P mode also. So, unless you want Iso to be set automatically, why would someone choose any of the other limiting modes if you almost can have “them all” in one?
Am I missing something?

06-05-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
Arpe's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,372
Probably not. Whatever works for you is best for you. I use Av for everyday shots, and TAv for sports, and I'm happy too!

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
ability, aperture, av, button, camera, control, creativity, dslr, exposure, mode, modes, photography, sort
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
web manuel for k-x blizzard Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 05-05-2010 01:28 PM
Does Pentax P50 See Manuel Aperture Values? erencaner Pentax Film SLR Discussion 17 04-14-2010 06:06 AM
manuel lens mickey93lx Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 10-14-2009 08:37 AM
terminology: hyper-program vs hyper-manual WMBP Pentax DSLR Discussion 18 03-25-2009 04:33 PM
Why use any other modes than the Hyper-Program mode (P) with the K10d ? ebooks4pentax Photographic Technique 22 06-07-2007 09:06 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:22 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]