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    Default Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Some friends leave it on shutter priority, 1/100 secs.

    What about you?



    This is largely for just in case moments when you are still outside, and something interesting pops up. Its for ease to take a snap actually. Sorry didn't elaborate initially.
    Last edited by dougs; 14th October 2010 at 09:48 PM. Reason: left out the gist

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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    For me, if I was using M, then I leave it at M. If I was using A, then I leave it at A. If I was using S, then I leave it at S. If I was using........

    Does it really matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherchoo View Post
    For me, if I was using M, then I leave it at M. If I was using A, then I leave it at A. If I was using S, then I leave it at S. If I was using........

    Does it really matter?
    ermm...yah...does it really matter?

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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    To me only W/B and ISO need to bring back to more normal settings (eg. AWB; ISO200 ). The other stuff usually won't result in a 'Doh! ' situation

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    I shut it off in whatever setting it was when I last used it. It's not a car where you need to put it in "P" or first gear.

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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Does it matter at all? Focus on correct settings before you press the shutter .. guess that will have more impact on your images.
    Can see already the esoteric story coming up that leaving on a certain setting before switching off will increase image sharpness over long time .. or reduce image noise .. or .. activate hidden features One thing's for sure: switching off saves battery power
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    - I'll set ISO back to a "reasonable" setting, say iso400/800
    - WB back to AUTO
    - Flash / Exposure comp back to 0

    At least if I didnt check anything n pulled out the cam to use, it wont yield something "DOH" as mentioned above...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    To me only W/B and ISO need to bring back to more normal settings (eg. AWB; ISO200 ). The other stuff usually won't result in a 'Doh! ' situation
    don't scare me leh.
    why W/B and iso bring back to normal?
    care to share?

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    I usually use M mode so i leave the shutter speed at 1/100 and ISO 100. To me the most important thing is to switch your lens back to Manual instead of Auto in case you accidentally turn or knock onto something.
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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnsQ View Post
    ermm...yah...does it really matter?
    it does matter, if want to take snap shot (eg pretty girl at the corridor) can just take out and snap snap snap

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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    why don't press reset and go back to factory default??
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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    if those shooting with very old school shooting full manual mechanical camera that I can understand, usually will set at f5.6, 1/60s, ASA 100.

    but, this type of camera don't have on off switch.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by LearnFromBasic View Post
    I usually use M mode so i leave the shutter speed at 1/100 and ISO 100. To me the most important thing is to switch your lens back to Manual instead of Auto in case you accidentally turn or knock onto something.
    What on earth are you talking about? If your camera is off, this makes no difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    What on earth are you talking about? If your camera is off, this makes no difference.
    Ok if you leave it on AF mode on your lens and you turn the lens it will be very stiff. If you leave it on MF mode on your lens and when you turn you can turn smoothly. So i'm trying to say always leave MF mode on your lens when you off in case when your lens knock onto something or you turn by accident.
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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Quote Originally Posted by LearnFromBasic View Post
    I usually use M mode so i leave the shutter speed at 1/100 and ISO 100. To me the most important thing is to switch your lens back to Manual instead of Auto in case you accidentally turn or knock onto something.
    Quote Originally Posted by LearnFromBasic View Post
    Ok if you leave it on AF mode on your lens and you turn the lens it will be very stiff. If you leave it on MF mode on your lens and when you turn you can turn smoothly. So i'm trying to say always leave MF mode on your lens when you off in case when your lens knock onto something or you turn by accident.
    Looks like you really need to start to "learn from basic" all over again.

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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Quote Originally Posted by LearnFromBasic View Post
    Ok if you leave it on AF mode on your lens and you turn the lens it will be very stiff. If you leave it on MF mode on your lens and when you turn you can turn smoothly. So i'm trying to say always leave MF mode on your lens when you off in case when your lens knock onto something or you turn by accident.
    your camera and lens are not make of toufu......
    switch to manual focusing before turn off camera, but what if later forget to switch back, that is even worst, end up all the shots out of focus without knowing it, especially on a wideangle lens.
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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Quote Originally Posted by LearnFromBasic View Post
    Ok if you leave it on AF mode on your lens and you turn the lens it will be very stiff. If you leave it on MF mode on your lens and when you turn you can turn smoothly. So i'm trying to say always leave MF mode on your lens when you off in case when your lens knock onto something or you turn by accident.
    No lah. If that was the case, photogs for over 20+ years would be doing that, and it would be in every manual out there. Lenses are not that delicate. And if it's stiff, it's MUCH harder to "accidentally" turn it, and knocking it will make no difference.

    I have NEVER heard of anyone bringing a broken lens to customer service and the cause was "I forgot to switch to MF when I turned off"
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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    NOT because there is ANY ideal 'rest' settings before turning it off ......there is no 'at rest' or 'beauty sleep' mode for cams haha..... but if I am shooting night or Manual ..... I always try to set it back to my normal 'day' settings (Av, -1/3ev, AWB, Center Weighted metering and ISO 100) before putting it away.......

    more than a few times forgot to do it and then next day wonder why all my images that morning suddenly come out all over-exposed and weird colors

    Cams mostly nowadays have 'Sleep' shut-down mode , so I dont even worry about forgetting to turn the cam off

    p/s I always put a little bolster next to it just in case it needs to hug something at night........ HAW HAW HAW !!!!
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    Default Re: Before turning off your DSLR, you leave it on which setting?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    why don't press reset and go back to factory default??

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    Ok I lose . Just sharing what I always do.
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