Good quote hahaOriginally Posted by catchlights
One of the reasons that I don't normally use auto or program modes, is that it would take longer to investigate and counter adjust settings if the pic taken in auto mode don't turn out as expected as we can't tell in split second the settings that camera has auto applied.
I would prefer to start from a baseline settings (different baseline for different shooting scenario). So, very important to reset back to general baseline after each session or before going for the next session.
But yes, for people who get DSLR to benefit from the larger sensor (thus better image quality/details, blur, etc) and choice of lenses, then nothing wrong to use auto
last Friday night my family had a gathering with our close friends in a restaurant, was cerebrating Father's day together, my friend's daughter is using a Canon 600D or 650D, when I use her camera to take some snap shots, was very surprise that shots turn out quite well, needless to say is on fully auto mode. Sure it is very good for facebook, may not hold well if I want to pixel peep.
like you guys suggest, if on fully auto mode still can not come out good pictures, it is better to switch to another hobby liao. lol
If someone wants only good snaps of family or friends in a birthday function or a picnic, auto mode is quite sufficient and efficient. With a larger sensor and lens, the picture would definitely come out better than a low-price-range P&S or mobile-phone cameras. It is not at all waste.
If you look at the other side, you should admire these people,
they willing to spend a lot of money on something they have very little knowledge on it.
will you spend $500 or more for a singing bird, when you know noting about appreciation of birds singing.
will you buy a $1000 bonsai tree, but you don't have green fingers?
will you spend $2000 on golf club, but you don't know how to play?
we hardly do such things, so I think we can say they have more passion on this hobby then you and me......
I don't use auto, but I think there is nothing wrong for a newbie to shoot in full auto, if he does not know how to handle the situation. However I will advise all newbies that after taking that snap shot, go back and take a look at the exif, and try to learn why the camera set it that way.
Many times, people who shoot auto are overly reliance on it, thus they never realise full potential of their DSLR. If they use that as a learning process, they could actually get better, by forcing themselves to program the settings themselves when they go out shooting the next time.
"Time is often the best editor" - Alex Webb
also a newbie here. any one use auto iso here. using a AP wth auto iso a waste too?