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06-18-2009, 09:58 PM   #31
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Just AV mode.

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Raw+Jpeg, usually P or Av mode. I'll use the other modes for specific situations. For example, TAv mode when shooting birds in flight. I want the aperture wide open and the shutter speed somewhat high enough, so I let the ISO float.
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AV and manual
shooting RAW and JPEG
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K20D 100% RAW. If I need some JPGs out and about I can make them in the camera. The camera sits in USER. USER is Auto ISO (100-800) Hyper Program (MTF) so I can get something right now. After that Hyper Program (MTF) ISO 100. A role of a wheel and I am now in either Av or Tv mode. If I need more ISO just a push of the OK with a wheel turn. If I have the time and need it (about 5%) Hyper Manual.

This lets me tell the camera what I want without have to take my eye from the eyepiece.


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Most of the time I use Auto, but I use exposure compensation quite a bit depending on the situation since the K200D tends to underexpose especially indoors.

Of course there are other situations where I will use other modes, such as auto/no flash. I use manual for my moon shots. I haven't used the other modes too much.
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Raw all the time.
M - most of the time
Av - the remainder

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I often go between hyper program for every day stuff, it really depends on what i'm doing. my I'll sometimes use SV or TAv for quick work, I prefer to use manual
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P - if I want Av, it's just an e-dial click away. So is Tv.
M - For my M lenses, of course
M - For panoramas, along with Manual Focus.

06-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #39
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Most of my lenses are M42, so AV 95%, M 5% and Raw only.

06-25-2009, 11:11 PM   #40
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QuoteOriginally posted by _who_ Quote
With my Fuji S5000, I use the "A" mode. I've been experimenting with the different modes on my camera to prepare myself for the upgrade to a real DSLR.

In most cases, I have found the "A" mode to be my most used.
Oddly enough, I started with an Olympus 8080 (after using Mediu format gear such as the Mamiya rb67 and Hasselblad 500C) I shot in manual, used the digital preview as an exposure meter. I saved in the Olympus RAW format and processed every shot in Adobe Bridge and ACR - Adobe Camera RAW.
Since then K10D and K20D; still upwards of 95% RAW - PEF lossless compression unti 16 GB cards became so cheap, now DNG uncompressed.
The difference in quality is dramatic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ll_coffee_lP Quote
Raw all the time.
M - most of the time
Av - the remainder

Ditto..... Manual prime lenses almost exclusively.
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Either Av or TAv depending on what I'm shooting. Av most of the time TAV when light starts to get marginal.

I shoot mostly JPEG with the occasional raw when shooting something 'serious'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duck Dodgers Quote
Mode is on 'P' when the camera is off, or I'm just walking around...ready to shoot immediately and at least get something. After that, I almost always switch to (hyper) manual, or Av.
I also use P as a starting point. For things like landscapes I have the User setting set to Av and ISO 100. I will sometime use TAv or Tv (especially in low light) for moving subjects. The only thing I regularly use M for is fireworks.

I haven't shot jpeg since Apple added compatibility for the K10D.
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I only have the K20d for a week but, so far my method is leaving it always on P and whenever I need, use the dials front and back to adjust aperture and speed to my like... and green button to take me back to auto again. I love this feature in the camera.

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