14th November 2005, 04:32 PM
14th November 2005, 08:50 PM
Re: D70, Manual or AP or SP
When u use the AP, the camera auto selects the Shutter speed based on the metering of the light that ure camera meters.
For a specific scene, the shutter speed the camera chooses (with a fixed Aperture setting) varies according to how you set the metering mode (Matrix, centre, spot) u set on the camera.
Manual mode lets u set the Shutter and Aperture manually when u dont particularly agree with the camera's metering. For instance, the camera meters a scene and determines the optimal exposure by adjusting the shutter speed when u set to a given value of the Ap. Lets say u want a more sombre and dull mood and want to underexpose the shot by 1 stop, u set to Manual mode, to adjust the given Shutter speed by 1 stop slower.
This is what i normally use the manual mode for. Hope you understand my ramblings!...