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06-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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What is your shooting mode?

When you shoot, what mode to you set the camera to?

I know it depends on the situation, but let's say you're just walking around.

I find that sometimes I'll have to set the aperture and shutter speed myself on manual.

Like, I'll set the camera on aperture mode and open to...say F11, and the shutter speed is ridiculously fast.

Basically P and Auto mode never seem to give me the shots I want.

Btw - I'm not one for post-processing. I kinda like to just shoot. I think altering photos afterward defeats the purpose of taking shots in the first place. But I guess that's a discussion for another day.

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AV+raw!seems to work the best for me TAV any other time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonMexico Quote
When you shoot, what mode to you set the camera to?

I know it depends on the situation, but let's say you're just walking around.

I find that sometimes I'll have to set the aperture and shutter speed myself on manual.

Like, I'll set the camera on aperture mode and open to...say F11, and the shutter speed is ridiculously fast.

Basically P and Auto mode never seem to give me the shots I want.

Btw - I'm not one for post-processing. I kinda like to just shoot. I think altering photos afterward defeats the purpose of taking shots in the first place. But I guess that's a discussion for another day.
I'm mostly an AV guy.

Every digital photo is post-processed. Either the camera does it automatically in-body (jpg) or you do it yourself on the computer.
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Av, and occasionally Manual. Raw only.

06-17-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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I like to use TAV most of the time, sometimes I go M when use MF lens .
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AV mode and low res. jpeg most of the time.
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P and raw mostly, Av & Manual some, Tv & Sv a little, TAv almost never because I can't get my head around what it's doing for me.
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Av for DOF control around 90% of the time, shooting in RAW.
TAv for being able to freeze action as well, around 5% of the time.
And M elsewhere.
Rarely Sv and P.

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Manual 99% of the time. RAW 95% of the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by blackcloudbrew Quote
P and raw mostly, Av & Manual some, Tv & Sv a little, TAv almost never because I can't get my head around what it's doing for me.
TAv changes the ISO sir.
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QuoteOriginally posted by turbosaturn Quote
Manual 99% of the time. RAW 95% of the time.
As above

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Av walking around. TAv sport.
06-18-2009, 06:43 AM   #13
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Av, max JPG most of the time. Tv sometimes. M when using my old lenses. RAW when I feel like the shot is risky and I really really want it to be usable.

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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.
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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.
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