View Poll Results: WHich mode do you use most?

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  • Manual mode

    44 27.16%
  • Av - Aperture Priority mode

    95 58.64%
  • Tv - Shutter Priority mode

    4 2.47%
  • P - Program mode

    13 8.02%
  • Auto mode

    3 1.85%
  • Scene mode

    3 1.85%
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Thread: Camera mode survey

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    Default Camera mode survey

    Create this poll out of boredom Was wondering for quite a while which mode do most photographers use. I usually shoot in Av and I am a street/candid/landscape shooter. What's yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morningstar View Post
    Create this poll out of boredom Was wondering for quite a while which mode do most photographers use. I usually shoot in Av and I am a street/candid/landscape shooter. What's yours?
    U must be a Canon bro..

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    I shoot only in manual, never the spur of the moment sort of photographer.

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    Hmm... tough one... I switch between manual, AV and Tv... Depending on situation... But I'd choose Av...

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    Usually program mode...
    Av or Manual when taking landscape.

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    Default Re: Camera mode survey

    p mode for pro
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    Av. The camera doesn't know the minimum shutter speed I need to get sharp pictures, so I never use P. I almost always shoot wide open.

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    Aperture priority most of the time when shooting without flash, manual mode when shooting with flash
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    Since I use old manual lenses with ETTL metering, I am practically on Av all the time.
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    I've been using P mode most of the time. Only sometimes, Aperture priority. Why is P mode no good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    I've been using P mode most of the time. Only sometimes, Aperture priority. Why is P mode no good?
    Because P mode transforms your DSLR into an expensive point and shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Because P mode transforms your DSLR into an expensive point and shoot.
    Ok, I seriously need to have a think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Because P mode transforms your DSLR into an expensive point and shoot.
    eh.... even if it becomes a point and shoot, also nothing wrong with it rite?

    think abt it: u still get the pics u wanted and almost always at a much much much much much higher n better quality than a pns.
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    Manual mode and AV


    Study the result and play around with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakon09 View Post
    Because P mode transforms your DSLR into an expensive point and shoot.
    But with the knowledge to know where to meter, P mode is actually quite nice to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcuf2 View Post
    eh.... even if it becomes a point and shoot, also nothing wrong with it rite?

    think abt it: u still get the pics u wanted and almost always at a much much much much much higher n better quality than a pns.
    but then everything will be in focused in the pic like PNS, use other modes got bokeh ...not sure if i've expressed what i think correctly

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    More of Av, DOF is usually more impt in my photos than motion freeze.

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    P Mode first then to the others if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morningstar View Post
    Create this poll out of boredom Was wondering for quite a while which mode do most photographers use. I usually shoot in Av and I am a street/candid/landscape shooter. What's yours?
    I use AV - but if I had a K10D I would be using Hyper-program (one dial switches shutter, the other dial switches av..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrynkl View Post
    p mode for pro
    your statement is very misleading to newbies let me help you clarify. For those who dunno what P mode is, P mode means Program Mode, in this mode the cam determines the shutter speed and aperture value for you (like Auto) however you are free to do minor modification to the given setting usually by turning the main dial to adjust a couple of stops +/- for either the shutter speed or aperture. Of course, pro photogs are not deprived from using this mode too.

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