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04-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #16
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Av - almost all the time

Nice shots of the chicken soup fixings - I immediately thought of Lipton's in the box :) - yours looks much better.

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Av probably 99.9%, +/- exposure compensation depending on the scene I'm shooting.

M when I'm doing a series (like with the intention of stitching them together as a panoramic, so the exposure remains the same throughout)

04-08-2007, 04:31 PM   #18
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Green Auto Pict mode for kit lens, M mode for all the manual lenses. Some day I should try some of the other modes.

Interesting photos of the food preperation. I'm a novice at controlling Depth of Focus, I would have tried to get all carrots in focus. I think your approach is better.
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What mode? the one that fits the situation

I am in AV mode for 98% of the shots. In M mode for my late 80's Vivitar 300mm f5.6 TX mount. I do not shoot a sport or things that are very fast but I would use TV mode for that.

When I give the camera to my wife (she really is not a bad photographer - she just hates having to think about it) the camera is set into P (*ist Ds) and the green mark (K10D) - when ever she gets to pry it out of my hands.

I do not like having a little chip make the decisons for me - AV is a nice compromise - although I wish Pentax would give me back my DOF markings on the lenses.


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I stick with M mode or TAV mode, if I need to be quick. Sometimes I'll use AV with manual lenses.
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M mode 60% of the time, P mode 30%, then Av and Tv take up the remaining 10%.
04-09-2007, 04:04 AM   #22
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most often Av mode
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Av I guess too, unless I'm in a hurry and P would be fine. I think anyone coming from a K1000 type camera would do the same huh!?

On my K1000D as long my my speed is over 1/60th (ie. ok to handhold) or on a makeshift tripod, aperture is really my only consideration with regards to camera settings. Actually ... what on earth are all those buttons for on the K10D!!!???

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Av when not using flash. M when using flash.
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Hope you feel better soon, and nice knives! It depends on the the lens I'm using. Av mode for the auto aperture lenses for the most part, unless I'm doing movement then it's Tv. M mode for the manual lenses obviously.

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NaClH20, I have to say this - Every time I look at your name, I think of Nachos.....
Is that bad? It took me a little while, but after reaching back in my brain to the last Chemistry class I took back in 10th grade, I figured it out...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Finn Quote
I've never used the "scene" modes on the K100D -- I'm not really even sure what they do exactly. It kind of annoys me they take up so much precious dial space!!!
Hah, me too! I thought they were joking about being able to choose a cat or a dog icon for the pet mode, but I got the camera and there it was - nearly bust a gut laughing at it.

Most of my lenses are M, so I shoot in M most of the time. If I have the kit lens on, I'll often use Av.

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Depends on what I'm doing. If I'm just walking around and shooting randomly, P mode - I let the camera do the technical stuff and it works most of the time. If I'm doing flowers or macro then Av. If sports, usually Tv since I've had the camera set too slow shutter speeds on occasion when using P, and if I'm where the light is low I'll use Sv, which I have set to 1600 (my usual ISO setting is 100-800).
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AV pretty much all the time. Will use shutter priority for action shots or M for older glass. Now that I think about it, aperature priority was mostly how I shot film.
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Av 99% of the time. I'm a newbie and it seems to me that controlling the aperature is the probably the most effective way to learn the ropes before venturing out into full-on manual mode.

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