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    Default Aperture priority, Shutter priority vs full manual setting

    Some point and shoot cameras have the Aperture priority and Shutter priority features but I would prefer manual aperture and shutter setting. Does this mean my only solution is to get a DSLR? I know getting into DSLR means more than a camera body and a lens. There are additional basic items I have to buy.

    I am interested in landscape and portrait pictures. Unlikely to use zoom often and a wide angle lens is preferred.

    I read some postings and review on Panasonic Lumix LX3. It seems a good fit but it doesn't allow me to set aperture and shutter manually (correction. I found out that LX3 has manual function). That is, I can either set aperture and the camera decides the shutter or the other way round.

    My question is would a Aperture priority and Shutter priority good enough for me or I should really take a look at entry level DSLR?

    I appreciate your comments and recommendation.
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    I thought the LX3 had a manual mode?

    EDIT: There is ...

    Shooting modes • Intelligent AUTO
    • P(Program) mode
    • A(AperturePriority) mode
    • S(Shutter Priority) mode
    • M(Manual) mode
    • Motion Picture
    • Custom1
    • Custom2
    • Scene mode
    24-60mm is a nice range for wide landscapes, add in a Panasonic teleconverter and you'll get a nice short telephoto good for portraits and landscape details.
    Or you could add SGD300 and get the Olympus EP-1, but I think they ran out of stock everywhere.
    Last edited by Yoricko; 18th July 2009 at 12:04 PM.

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    IMHO, if you need to be convinced in getting a dslr then don't get one. either a p&s or a bridge (still p&s though) will do.

    you should only get a dslr if you want to and come up with justifications such as as taking full control of the camera and others.

    It's not for everyone. good luck!

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    Default Re: Aperture priority, Shutter priority vs full manual setting

    Now a days most compact and prosumer camera have PASM (program, aperture priority, speed priority and manual) settings.

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    I think quiker way is to work on personality. Forums or public long as your good with words and people whatever sheet you shot and produce ppl also say gut

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    Default Re: Aperture priority, Shutter priority vs full manual setting

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoricko View Post
    I thought the LX3 had a manual mode?

    EDIT: There is ...



    24-60mm is a nice range for wide landscapes, add in a Panasonic teleconverter and you'll get a nice short telephoto good for portraits and landscape details.
    Or you could add SGD300 and get the Olympus EP-1, but I think they ran out of stock everywhere.
    Thanks for pointing this out to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    I think quiker way is to work on personality. Forums or public long as your good with words and people whatever sheet you shot and produce ppl also say gut
    What are you trying to write and tell ppl here??

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    What are you trying to write and tell ppl here??

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    Hur you offended or not happy with what i wrote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    Some point and shoot cameras have the Aperture priority and Shutter priority features but I would prefer manual aperture and shutter setting. Does this mean my only solution is to get a DSLR? I know getting into DSLR means more than a camera body and a len. There are additional basic items I have to buy.

    I am interested in landscape and portrait pictures. Unlikely to use zoom often and a wide angle len is preferred.

    I read some postings and review on Panasonic Lumix LX3. It seems a good fit but it doesn't allow me to set aperture and shutter manually. That is, I can either set aperture and the camera decides the shutter or the other way round.

    My question is would a Aperture priority and Shutter priority good enough for me or I should really take a look at entry level DSLR?

    I appreciate your comments and recommendation.
    Hmmmmm.......
    I knew abt the LX-3, some Csers post photos here B4, it sharp and nice. I have a backup SONY C930 but NO fight.

    A P&S has some limitation (I spoke out of my heart) no offensive to P&S. I use P&S for my trip too. It sometime good to wipe out and shoot but there are limitation in terms of IQ.

    By the way, there is alos a G9/G10, I think is a P&S but with fully manual control I think (I never touch B4)

    People like me not a pro but take alot of landscape and others. I think the approriate cam should be DSLR with Kit lens for a start 18mm to 55mm with IS/VR.
    Good for landscape, protrait, indoor for a start until you get familiar then you buy a extra lens that suite your particular needs.

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    Default Re: Aperture priority, Shutter priority vs full manual setting

    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    Hur you offended or not happy with what i wrote?
    He (and other people as well including me) simply cannot decipher what you wrote. Although we can recognize the word (despite the spelling errors), still they don't make sense somehow. Also, reference seems missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    I think quiker way is to work on personality. Forums or public long as your good with words and people whatever sheet you shot and produce ppl also say gut
    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    What are you trying to write and tell ppl here??

    You may text messaging your buddies in this way but not in the forum
    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    Hur you offended or not happy with what i wrote?
    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    He (and other people as well including me) simply cannot decipher what you wrote. Although we can recognize the word (despite the spelling errors), still they don't make sense somehow. Also, reference seems missing.
    Ya it seems like not answering anyway to the thread question or..?
    Idk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanycjw View Post
    Hmmmmm.......
    I knew abt the LX-3, some Csers post photos here B4, it sharp and nice. I have a backup SONY C930 but NO fight.

    A P&S has some limitation (I spoke out of my heart) no offensive to P&S. I use P&S for my trip too. It sometime good to wipe out and shoot but there are limitation in terms of IQ.

    By the way, there is alos a G9/G10, I think is a P&S but with fully manual control I think (I never touch B4)

    People like me not a pro but take alot of landscape and others. I think the approriate cam should be DSLR with Kit lens for a start 18mm to 55mm with IS/VR.
    Good for landscape, protrait, indoor for a start until you get familiar then you buy a extra lens that suite your particular needs.

    Thanx you.
    Happy shooting
    Thanks for your advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoricko View Post
    I thought the LX3 had a manual mode?

    EDIT: There is ...



    24-60mm is a nice range for wide landscapes, add in a Panasonic teleconverter and you'll get a nice short telephoto good for portraits and landscape details.
    Or you could add SGD300 and get the Olympus EP-1, but I think they ran out of stock everywhere.
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    Default Re: Aperture priority, Shutter priority vs full manual setting

    Quote Originally Posted by LomoPhotographer View Post
    Ya it seems like not answering anyway to the thread question or..?
    Idk.
    Agree.

    Back to topic, i guess you should go borrow a DSLR from your frn or maybe rent one for 3 days to try it out to see if DSLR suits you
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    Default Re: Aperture priority, Shutter priority vs full manual setting

    Yes. I have a friend who always suggested DSLR when I asked him about camera.

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    If you need to buy p& s, trust me, buy the LX3 ..it's the best compact currently avail with best image quality with advance manual control. well, l am using LX3 right now. it s good for landscape(with its 24mm focal length) but not tat fantastic on portrait. It had manual mode. well, if you really keen in photography, l suggest you get a entry level DSLR cos that time my LX3 price (around $680) could fetch me a D40 too..but l forget whether it second hand or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBL2009 View Post
    Yes. I have a friend who always suggested DSLR when I asked him about camera.
    If you're really interested, don't have major financial constraint and don't mind carrying a brick with you when you go out, I think you should get a DSLR. It's fun

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    Hmm if you are into Manual controls , your choices are either one of the followings, which offer good manual shooting experience

    P&S Cameras

    1. LX3
    2. Canon G10

    M43 ( small form DSLR)
    1. Panasonic G1 / GH1
    2. Olympus E Pen 1

    DSLR of all brands

    If you have large hands and fingers , maybe a DSLR will suit you more , find something you are comfortable with ( financially , physically and IQ ) , that would be a good start I say . IF you have the dough , get one from each category and you can tell the difference ! =D

    Oops I forget the rangefinders , which really offer hardcore Manual shooting experience lol =)

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    I honestly think you should choose a PnS only if you need to have a small and light camera. DSLR offers better image quality and controls.

    Getting into DSLR CAN mean just a body and a lens, why not? Even some PnS now have short zoom range like LX3 (2.5x only). I see no problem sticking to only one lens. The problem is DSLR offers a lot of upgrade options. Most people will be tempted to try out a new lens, add a flash, etc. So it gets expensive from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    I think quiker way is to work on personality. Forums or public long as your good with words and people whatever sheet you shot and produce ppl also say gut
    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    What are you trying to write and tell ppl here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    Hur you offended or not happy with what i wrote?
    I agree with 'chalib'...
    It's really very difficult to understand what you wrote in the first post on this thread.
    I was like "WOAH" and read it many many times. Still don't understand what you're trying to say.
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