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07-23-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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More questions regarding *ist D

So in anticipation of getting my new body, I downloaded the manual and had a read through it. It did bring a couple of question to mind, so here they are.

1. I remember when playing with my old SLR that I would pick the F-stop from the lense, but from what I'm reading (correct me if I'm wrong), I should set the lenses to "A" (auto) and set the F-stop within the camera. It seems as if I would even do this in full manual mode. Am I reading this correctly?

2. It appears as if there are various modes that you can shoot in. Ones that quickly come to mind are GREEN, HYPER, Tv, Av, and Manual. Just curious as to what most users use, or if they change based on shooting conditions.

I'm sure I'll come up with more questions, but thats it for now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eccs19 Quote
So in anticipation of getting my new body, I downloaded the manual and had a read through it. It did bring a couple of question to mind, so here they are.

1. I remember when playing with my old SLR that I would pick the F-stop from the lense, but from what I'm reading (correct me if I'm wrong), I should set the lenses to "A" (auto) and set the F-stop within the camera. It seems as if I would even do this in full manual mode. Am I reading this correctly?

Depends on which lens you have..with the A lens you can set the lens to a then set the f stop within the camera..with the older M or takumar lens you have to enable aperture ring setting in the menu then you can set the camera to m mode.After doing this you can then set the aperture ring to the f stop you desire the press the ae lock button to set the correct shutter speed.

2. It appears as if there are various modes that you can shoot in. Ones that quickly come to mind are GREEN, HYPER, Tv, Av, and Manual. Just curious as to what most users use, or if they change based on shooting conditions.

I'm sure I'll come up with more questions, but thats it for now.
Most of the time I shoot in av mode...you set the aperture and the camera sets the correct shutter speed for the aperture you select...Bob
07-23-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by eccs19 Quote
1. I remember when playing with my old SLR that I would pick the F-stop from the lense, but from what I'm reading (correct me if I'm wrong), I should set the lenses to "A" (auto) and set the F-stop within the camera. It seems as if I would even do this in full manual mode. Am I reading this correctly?

Yes, no and maybe. If you are using "A" lenses, yes you can set the lens on "A" and let the camera do the rest. You can also manually set the lens and let the camera set the shutter speed, or go completely manual and set them both yourself.


2. It appears as if there are various modes that you can shoot in. Ones that quickly come to mind are GREEN, HYPER, Tv, Av, and Manual. Just curious as to what most users use, or if they change based on shooting conditions.

Not speaking for anyone else, but with me, it always varies depending on what I am using (lens-wise), what I am shooting and what I am trying to achieve.

I'm sure I'll come up with more questions, but thats it for now.
Good luck and enjoy your new purchase!
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QuoteOriginally posted by eccs19 Quote
1. I remember when playing with my old SLR that I would pick the F-stop from the lense, but from what I'm reading (correct me if I'm wrong), I should set the lenses to "A" (auto) and set the F-stop within the camera. It seems as if I would even do this in full manual mode. Am I reading this correctly?
You are correct. The istD needs the lens to be set to "A" to correctly work in all auto modes plus manual with full open TTL metering. If you use the aperture ring, the camera will go to full manual mode with stop down metering. At first its a bit annoying for all of use who were used to play a lot with the aperture ring, but yuo'll get used to this way pretty soon. Just set all your glass to "A" and forget they have aperture rings, as the newer glass doesn't have it.

As for me, I usually work in aperture preffered mode or hyper program. Always twitching dials with thumb or forefinger.

RB

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I usually use Av or P but it also depends on the subject I am shooting. If I need to freeze action Tv would be my choice.
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I too use the Av mode...allows me to set the f-stop (using the wheel), and camera sets appropriate shutter speed. This way, I can stop down most of my lenses some.....

I think you'll like the ist-D. I love the layout of all the buttons / wheels. It just seems logical to me...

Enjoy the new purchase.
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