View Poll Results: Do you use the full auto mode in your SLR/DSLR?

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  • Often

    8 6.35%
  • Sometimes

    14 11.11%
  • Rarely

    23 18.25%
  • No, I dun use it at all.

    58 46.03%
  • Come on, who buy DSLR to use Auto mode

    31 24.60%
  • I dun even notice there is an Auto mode!

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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by bengchiat View Post
    the more i shoot,
    the more i trust my expansive camera to be right in most situations,
    the more i use auto just not to miss the moments.

    every mode has its uses,
    to each his own.

    hope i'll never live to see "who uses AF when there is MF."
    I believe since camera co has invested so much for metering sys, should use the High tech instead of M mode. If spent so much on tech, but use our eye as metering, must well dun buy hi tech cam with sophisticated meter sys

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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    I trust XMMs.

    They don't complain about Full Auto Mode.

    But they do insist on big camera.


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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I trust XMMs.

    They don't complain about Full Auto Mode.

    But they do insist on big camera.

    yes, that's why I'm using 70~200 as standard lens nowadays.
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I trust XMMs.

    They don't complain about Full Auto Mode.

    But they do insist on big camera.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    yes, that's why I'm using 70~200 as standard lens nowadays.
    beside that, the minimum focusing distant is 1.5m, I know I will be very safe shooting them with this lens...
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    I set my camera to Auto mode. waited ...........Few hrs later still nothing happens except camera shut down.


    How did you guys get yr cam to auto shoot?

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    well... my wife boss just purchased a canon 500d... and he is saying that Auto mode can take everything ! why need to set? lol !!

    so ... what you guys think?

    For me... I hardly use Auto mode... like to learn the hard way
    Newbie here :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bengchiat View Post
    the more i shoot,
    the more i trust my expansive camera to be right in most situations,
    the more i use auto just not to miss the moments.

    every mode has its uses,
    to each his own.

    hope i'll never live to see "who uses AF when there is MF."
    Really wise words from a pro.

    Oh abt MF, I know of a reputable sports shooter in hk using MF for both his 500 and 600mm. He is much sought after and he is really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    Really wise words from a pro.

    Oh abt MF, I know of a reputable sports shooter in hk using MF for both his 500 and 600mm. He is much sought after and he is really cool.
    Is he sought after becos of him using MF? or the pictures he produce?

    If someone can take the same pictures as him using AF? Will he/she be less sought after?
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by godaikyoko View Post
    well... my wife boss just purchased a canon 500d... and he is saying that Auto mode can take everything ! why need to set? lol !!

    so ... what you guys think?

    For me... I hardly use Auto mode... like to learn the hard way
    If you shoot XMMs a lot like we do, Full Auto Mode is mandatory because faced with a scantily dressed young allure your brain should stop functioning after 10 minutes.

    I don't think we care what aperture, what shutter speed, what focal length we use left alone composition and lighting.

    The main thing is to fill the 32gb CF card.

    You wanna learn "the hard way"? This is The Hard Way.
    Last edited by Sion; 15th December 2009 at 04:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    If you shoot XMMs a lot like we do, Full Auto Mode is mandatory because faced with a scantily dressed young allure your brain should stop functioning after 10 minutes.

    I don't think we care what aperture, what shutter speed, what focal length we use left alone composition and lighting.

    The main thing is to fill the 32gb CF card.

    You wanna learn "the hard way"? This is The Hard Way.
    haahhaha that's a good one !!
    Newbie here :)
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    I am lazy, but cannot find L mode. :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    If you shoot XMMs a lot like we do, Full Auto Mode is mandatory because faced with a scantily dressed young allure your brain should stop functioning after 10 minutes.

    I don't think we care what aperture, what shutter speed, what focal length we use left alone composition and lighting.

    The main thing is to fill the 32gb CF card.

    You wanna learn "the hard way"? This is The Hard Way.
    That is when the other brain takes over. LOL!
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    A sleazy pro explains to the kiddies what the modes really mean...

    P - Professional mode as used by pro's worldwide
    M - Moronic mode - only used by idiots
    A - Amateur Mode - for beginners only
    TV - Transvestive mode (ladyboi) as found in bars in SE/Asia
    AV - Adult Video Mode, porn for your cam.
    CS - Cork$ucking (Geylang mode 1)
    CSM - Found in Geylang from ladyboi (Geylang mode II)
    M/F - Male female fun (Geylang mode III)
    A/F - Altered female (Anyone for plastic?)

    Memory card meanings:
    CF - Combination fun
    SD - Sexi Display
    XD - eXtremely Disgusting
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    A sleazy pro explains to the kiddies what the modes really mean...

    P - Professional mode as used by pro's worldwide
    M - Moronic mode - only used by idiots
    A - Amateur Mode - for beginners only
    TV - Transvestive mode (ladyboi) as found in bars in SE/Asia
    AV - Adult Video Mode, porn for your cam.
    CS - Cork$ucking (Geylang mode 1)
    CSM - Found in Geylang from ladyboi (Geylang mode II)
    M/F - Male female fun (Geylang mode III)
    A/F - Altered female (Anyone for plastic?)

    Memory card meanings:
    CF - Combination fun
    SD - Sexi Display
    XD - eXtremely Disgusting


    I couldn't stop laughing...

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    using manual all along since 35mm film time
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    a sleazy pro explains to the kiddies what the modes really mean...

    P - professional mode as used by pro's worldwide
    m - moronic mode - only used by idiots
    a - amateur mode - for beginners only
    tv - transvestive mode (ladyboi) as found in bars in se/asia
    av - adult video mode, porn for your cam.
    Cs - cork$ucking (geylang mode 1)
    csm - found in geylang from ladyboi (geylang mode ii)
    m/f - male female fun (geylang mode iii)
    a/f - altered female (anyone for plastic?)

    memory card meanings:
    Cf - combination fun
    sd - sexi display
    xd - extremely disgusting
    roflmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    A sleazy pro explains to the kiddies what the modes really mean...

    P - Professional mode as used by pro's worldwide
    M - Moronic mode - only used by idiots
    A - Amateur Mode - for beginners only
    TV - Transvestive mode (ladyboi) as found in bars in SE/Asia
    AV - Adult Video Mode, porn for your cam.
    CS - Cork$ucking (Geylang mode 1)
    CSM - Found in Geylang from ladyboi (Geylang mode II)
    M/F - Male female fun (Geylang mode III)
    A/F - Altered female (Anyone for plastic?)

    Memory card meanings:
    CF - Combination fun
    SD - Sexi Display
    XD - eXtremely Disgusting
    naughty! naughty!
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    During a shoot, I once used my 1635mii and the two girls to go wild, and I told them, they were too boring.
    They started to dance and in the end, the wildest of the two clawed my lens and smeared her finger prints all over!

    I regretted being too close with a wide angle and hence, master Ben is right about safety distance.

    I took me a while to remove the stains, but the girl felt so sorry she kidded my lens. OMG, her lipstick imprint became significant.
    OMG, more like an octopus stick to your lens..
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    If you shoot XMMs a lot like we do, Full Auto Mode is mandatory because faced with a scantily dressed young allure your brain should stop functioning after 10 minutes.

    I don't think we care what aperture, what shutter speed, what focal length we use left alone composition and lighting.

    The main thing is to fill the 32gb CF card.

    You wanna learn "the hard way"? This is The Hard Way.
    wao lau er.. fill up 32GB memory cards??!! shooting XXM need to be a full time job liao.
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    Default Re: Is it true that SLR/DSLR users dun use full auto mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    wao lau er.. fill up 32GB memory cards??!! shooting XXM need to be a full time job liao.
    Sorry ah what is Xmms?

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