Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-18-2009, 12:16 AM   #16
Veteran Member




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Durban, South Africa
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,051
QuoteOriginally posted by BPT Quote
What is the advantage of using TAv mode (I think it is TAv) where you set the aperture and the shutter speed and the camera sets the ISO. It seems to me if you are playing with the ISO in Av mode it would be to get a certain shutter speed.

Just curious if there is something I am missing. If it is just its convenient thats cool

I use Tav when I don't want the shutter speed nor aperture to deviate.

If I'm doing Surf action shots with my 55-300 @ 300mm then I set Tav mode to my required shutter speed & aperture and let Auto Iso take care of correct exposure

Landscapes = Av (for me)

Program mode (using Hyper Program Shift) for just about everything else

02-18-2009, 12:40 AM   #17
Veteran Member
Zebooka's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Russia, Siberia, Novosibirsk
Posts: 323
Av - most of time, outdoor.
M - indoor, flash in PTTL, manual lens, when subject's and environment's brightness differes dramatically
Tv - sports, wildlife, flash in A mode
B - nightshots, lightnings, storm
02-18-2009, 12:46 AM   #18
emr
Guest




Reassigning ISO to the front dial seems to be a very popular thing to do. I haven't tried that one yet. Is the functionality assigned to that dial then all the time or does it depend on the program used (Av, Tv, TAv etc)?
02-18-2009, 12:56 AM   #19
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: California
Posts: 426
QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
Reassigning ISO to the front dial seems to be a very popular thing to do. I haven't tried that one yet. Is the functionality assigned to that dial then all the time or does it depend on the program used (Av, Tv, TAv etc)?
Depends on the program used.

I shoot Av most, but no where near 90%, i mix it up a bit. Av, Tv, P, M, in that order

02-18-2009, 02:42 AM   #20
Veteran Member
StarDust's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Posts: 400
I use Av about 50% of the time, manual about 40%. Occasionally I use Tv when there are fast moving objects that need to be frozen but usually manual is better. X when shooting with studio flashes and the rest I don't use that much.
02-18-2009, 04:58 AM   #21
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 387
QuoteOriginally posted by emr Quote
Reassigning ISO to the front dial seems to be a very popular thing to do. I haven't tried that one yet. Is the functionality assigned to that dial then all the time or does it depend on the program used (Av, Tv, TAv etc)?
QuoteOriginally posted by Ole Quote
Me too: Av. With ISO assigned to the front e-dial.
I don't have this option for my k10d...only can change the front dial to EV-/+ or nothing. I'm on v1.00 firmware, is that the problem?
02-18-2009, 05:07 AM   #22
emr
Guest




Thanks for the front dial ISO tip. I just set up my K20D like that and it seems a practical way.
02-18-2009, 05:15 AM   #23
Veteran Member
ChrisJ's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eckington, Derbyshire UK
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 316
Av most of the time, M to blend ambient light into flash and when used with bellows or manual lenses.

02-18-2009, 06:08 AM   #24
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elmira, On, Canada
Posts: 445
As with most, Av most of the time.

Just started using Tv with flash, and found my number of keepers have jumped significantly.
02-18-2009, 06:13 AM   #25
Veteran Member




Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frisco Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 382
QuoteOriginally posted by systemA Quote
I don't have this option for my k10d...only can change the front dial to EV-/+ or nothing. I'm on v1.00 firmware, is that the problem?
Yes that is the problem. Update the firmware and you will have the option to assign iso to the front dial.

I use AV mode 90% of the time and M 10%.
02-18-2009, 06:28 AM   #26
Senior Member
Trojan_Llama's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wisbech, The Fens, UK
Posts: 111
I'm a Pentax and SLR/DSLR noob (although I used bridge and compact cameras with multiple controls for years), so maybe I haven't really developed a preference yet - I'm still early stage.

However, I'm concentrating (and preferring) to use an old Pentax-M prime 50mm on a K110D. With crop factor, it gives me 35mm film focal length equivalent of 75mm which is a wee bit longer than I'm use to, but I'm adapting to it. I set the aperture manually. Focus is manual, mode - Manual, but I use to AE-Lock button to suggest a shutter speed - although I often adjust this manually.

If I'm using an AF zoom lens - then I tend to like AV mode, sometime P or TV.

But as I say - I'm in early learning stages.
02-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #27
Senior Member
ukbluetooth's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 189
Av mostly, Tv for motor sports generally with auto-iso up to 600, M for astrophotography.

Starting to play with TAv mode but I still find it a little confusing (needs practice)
02-18-2009, 07:25 AM   #28
Veteran Member
Jasvox's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,110
Av and M about 95% of the time.

Jason
02-18-2009, 08:18 AM   #29
Veteran Member
GoldenWreckedAngle's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Abilene, TX
Posts: 341
M with the green button set to either apperature or shutter priority depending on subject and lighting conditions
02-18-2009, 08:57 AM   #30
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 63
Original Poster
"Thanks for the front dial ISO tip. I just set up my K20D like that and it seems a practical way."


I am gonna give that a try as well, I assume that the camera will select the best shutter speed based on the f-stop and iso setting that the user selects?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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!
camera, dslr, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone use K10D at debug mode? rosier19 Pentax DSLR Discussion 25 12-18-2010 07:34 PM
What mode do you shoot in? hockmasm Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 37 04-30-2010 11:23 PM
Pentax KM [ K2000 unable the change shoot mode Paulc1964au Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 09-13-2009 08:37 AM
First Model Shoot/Last Shoot w/ K10D quickpix Photo Critique 2 01-13-2009 07:41 AM
Manual Mode Help Please-K10D GerrieDup Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 04-16-2008 01:17 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:10 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top