View Poll Results: What mode of your camera do you use most often?

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  • Manual

    46 17.56%
  • Shutter Priority (Tv)

    9 3.44%
  • Aperture Priority (Av)

    146 55.73%
  • Program

    50 19.08%
  • Scene Modes (e.g. Portriat, Landscape, Nightshot etc)

    7 2.67%
  • Don't know

    4 1.53%
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Thread: What mode of your camera do you use the most often?

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    Originally posted by ninelives

    if u are a newbie, scene mode is useful. Coz newbie got no idea how to control DOF or slow sync. By pressing any of this scene button, the problem is solve.
    When I was a newbie, I did everything manual. That's the way to learn, the scene modes are just gimmicks.

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    I started out using manual... pretty slow in shootin.. then tried aperture priority... to gimme faster shots...

    Usually when shooting scenery i will use manual. for others AV is my way of shooitng.

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    Lightbulb Depends on shooting conditions.

    Mostly Av in available light or outdoors. M for flash photos indoors and very occasionally P when I'm too lazy with the flash.

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    Originally posted by Darren


    actually, Nikon probably makes better "doorstops" cos the F-series cameras all have rubber coated material - grip better. Use Canons with its light and with smooth plastic covering, break wind also the door will slam shut .....

    That's a good one Darren.

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    I used to use Aperture priority until when I got the 420EX for the G2. Now mostly using Shutter priority.

    Using the camera to take my kids mostly.

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    For my 707 i usually use manual i guess.

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    I'm almost always on A mode.... never used S mode except once or twice only.... P mode also never used on my camera before... and my camera dun have Scene modes.... Manual mode now starting to explore...

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    Mostly M, sometimes A and S almost never for P....

    using a F80

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    M for macro shooting
    A for everyday shooting (most of the time)
    S seldom use
    P when all above fails


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    Always aperture when it's handheld. When tripod is set-up, always use M.

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    i try to use M mode when using flash either indoor or outdoor.
    A mode when not using flash
    S mode seldom use
    P mode when too lazy....

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    M - when I have time for composition and fiddling with those buttons or Flash photography.
    P - for those quick response type

    Have not tested my 10D yet, but my previous Canon's SLR "P" mode seemed to be addicted to 1/60 sec, dosen't deviate from that unless absolutely necessary.

    A - for Portraits
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    Sports mode on the 500N!!

    only time the servo AF kicks in... yesh dot dot dot...

    and when u aint got a usm lens around.

    *stab* 75 - 300 *stab* non usm.



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    Talking forgot.

    but very weird. i noticed only in auto, for digi cams, thats only when i get nice people pictures esp when it comes to losing that red eye... skin tone all that as well... shrugz.

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    Aperture priority most of the time (for the newer cameras). Metered manual for the older ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN
    M - when I have time for composition and fiddling with those buttons or Flash photography.
    P - for those quick response type

    Have not tested my 10D yet, but my previous Canon's SLR "P" mode seemed to be addicted to 1/60 sec, dosen't deviate from that unless absolutely necessary.

    A - for Portraits
    1/60 I think is the default for most cameras..... cos of the 1/focal length rule....

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    99% A mode I think. The rest P, M. S maybe never.

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    Hate to admit it, but I use P mode more than half the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoa_rs
    Hate to admit it, but I use P mode more than half the time.
    No need to be paiseh what...... the technical aspect is not as important as the artistic aspect...... I suppose if it frees u to spend more time considering the composition, that would be great.....

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    I shoot everything exclusively in Manual Mode since my G3 (now using 300D), and underexpose by 1/3 to 2/3 of a stop most of the time. Find that this prevents blown highlights most of the time, especially in the tricky lighting situations I like to shoot my shots in. The underexposure can easily be corrected when I process the RAW files.

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