View Poll Results: Which mode do you normally shoot in?

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  • P Mode

    15 8.77%
  • A Mode

    95 55.56%
  • S Mode

    1 0.58%
  • Auto Mode

    2 1.17%
  • Manual Mode

    58 33.92%
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Thread: Which mode do you normally shoot in?

  1. #21

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    P mode for most situations
    S mode if need to catch something fast
    M mode if all else fails
    Auto when i am just plain lazy to care.

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    Mostly aperture priority.
    Always manual for IR.

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    Aperture mode mostly, shutter mode on fast moving stuffs or show of speed.

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    i use god mode..
    hahahaha.


    okok, A mode most of the time then skip to M mode when i need extreme bracketing.
    sigh.

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    Hmm.... Cannot choose multiple options?

    Usually shoot Aperture Priority.
    When on days I'm feeling really down, sian, unconfident or tired, I'll switch to Program mode.
    When shooting scenery and landscape, always Manual. Nothing more, nothing less.

    I dun recall touching da auto mode, ever....

  6. #26

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    DSLR-A
    other Manual

  7. #27

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    Aperture priority & manual.

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    same here. Aperture priority and manual.

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    I shoot in brain-working mode.

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    i thought "p"rofessionals would use the "P" mode .. but from this channel .. is guess its "M" mode for those experienced people who have absolutely no need for automation ...

    Guess newbie like me should stick to non-"m" modes

    Happy Shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik
    i thought "p"rofessionals would use the "P" mode .. but from this channel .. is guess its "M" mode for those experienced people who have absolutely no need for automation ...

    Guess newbie like me should stick to non-"m" modes

    Happy Shooting
    "p" mode is program mode .... meaning the camera program it for you, not professional mode .....

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    Mostly Aperture priority unless at night or in studio when I use Manual mode. Occasionally will use Shutter priority.

  13. #33

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    normally Aperture mode...sometimes Program mode for general shooting...i try to go manual if time and the subject permits...
    too many shots...

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    Mostly aperture, at times manual. I prefer manual focusing tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik
    i thought "p"rofessionals would use the "P" mode .. but from this channel .. is guess its "M" mode for those experienced people who have absolutely no need for automation ...

    Alamak, now I know why I shoot in 'Average' mode. Cannot find the 'below AV' button.

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    Mainly manual for me unless 2 lazy den 'P' mode wich i may add is rare...

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    Manual man armed with a Minolta Lightmeter 5

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    Most of the time, I end up using "P" autoexposure. When walking around, "P" chooses a good compromise between hand-holdable exposure times and enough depth of field for those sudden snapshots where I don't have time to think about exposure time or aperture preferences.

    Compared to 25-30 years ago when multi-mode cameras first appeared on the market, the difference between programmed, aperture-priority, and time-priority modes seems to be blurring and less relevant from a practical point of view.

    Let me illustrate this with a modern SLR I'm familiar with: In A mode, I select the the aperture via a little control wheel, and the camera adjusts the time for me. In S mode, I use the same little wheel to adjust the time and the camera changes the aperture for me. And in P mode, the very same little wheel "shifts" the exposure programme.

    The end result is that in A, S, and P mode, I use the same "interface" to achieve the same effect (cycle through different time/aperture combinations). The only practical difference is what combination the camera starts out with. In most situations where I have enough time to make a conscious decision what time or aperture I want/need, there's also enough time for the split second to turn that little wheel and shift the program.

    In addition, the possibility to "lock" the measured exposure with a single press of a button often eliminates the need for manual mode.

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    mainly av mode, shutter unless for sports...
    manual when in low light or indoors etc

    seems like most of us here are abt e same... hehe

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