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    Auto eh hahaha. But i guess no matter what mode we use, as long we get that desired shot right?

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    Just wondering if I actually use 'auto' mode for 90% of the time, I'm not really using my camera to its "full potential". haha! Oh well! will continue to explore my camera!

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    Nothing wrong with using AUTO mode. However, unless I'm mistaken AUTO also includes Auto ISO, and I rarely want to relinquish control of my ISO setting.
    Also if you're a beginner, I'd think it would be easier to learn if you set the ISO, then have only 2 variables to work on i.e. shutter speed and aperture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin Francis
    Nothing wrong with using AUTO mode. However, unless I'm mistaken AUTO also includes Auto ISO, and I rarely want to relinquish control of my ISO setting.
    Also if you're a beginner, I'd think it would be easier to learn if you set the ISO, then have only 2 variables to work on i.e. shutter speed and aperture.
    Hmm yeah. Right now im playing around with my aperture and iso but my shutter speed is on auto. For now. But along the way exploring the other functions of the camera makes photo taking alot easier. I simply love the bracketing function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuraCelest View Post
    Auto eh hahaha. But i guess no matter what mode we use, as long we get that desired shot right?

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    yup, any mode works as long as u get tat desired shot. it's also all about convenience, as long as u dun fumble over it too much n missing alot of precious moments in the process of setting ur camera.
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    I feel one who just owned a DSLR to learn should start by using P mode. Avoid auto mode if u are the type that gets too comfortable easily, you might not get out of it.

    Next, learn from ppl, videos, readings about the different modes and what they do. Try out all if them like dunking a non-swimmer into a pool. It won't kill u.

    Eventually you will realize which is the mode that suits your style and needs. You will also be able to appreciate the availability of other modes in your DSLR when you need them.

    Personally, I started with M mode. The DSLR isn't even mine! Being an engineer, I love experimenting the results when shooting at different aperture and shutter speed. I realize that I had an easier transition when moving into A mode. M mode stilly default but I will use A mode in time of need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye
    I feel one who just owned a DSLR to learn should start by using P mode. Avoid auto mode if u are the type that gets too comfortable easily, you might not get out of it.

    Next, learn from ppl, videos, readings about the different modes and what they do. Try out all if them like dunking a non-swimmer into a pool. It won't kill u.

    Eventually you will realize which is the mode that suits your style and needs. You will also be able to appreciate the availability of other modes in your DSLR when you need them.

    Personally, I started with M mode. The DSLR isn't even mine! Being an engineer, I love experimenting the results when shooting at different aperture and shutter speed. I realize that I had an easier transition when moving into A mode. M mode stilly default but I will use A mode in time of need.
    But i believe they are other modes such as the aperture and shutter priority which lets you control 2 variables at 1 time. Which is a good start out then diving into manual fully if we have no idea how the 3 exposure elements really corelate its like learning one step at a time

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    Haha bro, you mistaken me. I'm just sharing my exp. in mu journey in photography. My main advice is still to step out of auto mode. I would also like to add scene mode to the avoid list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye
    Haha bro, you mistaken me. I'm just sharing my exp. in mu journey in photography. My main advice is still to step out of auto mode. I would also like to add scene mode to the avoid list.
    Ah okok its how we manipulate the modes in the end.

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    never use auto before, even when i first bought my DSLR. Im almost always on aperture mode, to control my depth of field.

    When im using flash however, I like to use manual, to control the exposure of the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icy55 View Post
    Just wondering if I actually use 'auto' mode for 90% of the time, I'm not really using my camera to its "full potential". haha! Oh well! will continue to explore my camera!
    Then 99.9% of all Singapore car users never use the full potential of their cars .. always driving in Dummy mode..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Then 99.9% of all Singapore car users never use the full potential of their cars .. always driving in Dummy mode..
    that's so true
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    I have never use any of the P, A, TV, AV except (M) and M is the best mode, if you use Auto or P then must well you just buy a P&S camera.
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    DSLR is the latest, trendiest necklace among youngsters. Most of them dun buy them to shoot but for showing off...
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    Whatever mode you use, as long as you are able to use it to get the results you want, it works for you. There is also no 1 best mode, know how the different modes work and learn when you should use which mode. I do not think that when one uses P or auto mode, he is wasting his money on a DSLR. There are people who use P or auto mode and get great results. I use Aperture Priority most of the time, and when I use flash, it's usually on Manual because I want to control how much ambient light I want to blend in into my photo.

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    I prefer to shoot in Av most of the time where controlling the DoF is more important than shutter speed.

    However at night where lighting is poor, I switch to Tv and pump up my ISO. This is to ensure my shutter speed remains at 1/focal length to ensure sharp pictures. I obviously cant do that in Av mode as I do not have an external flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanycjw
    I have never use any of the P, A, TV, AV except (M) and M is the best mode, if you use Auto or P then must well you just buy a P&S camera.
    I should just buy a p&s. Because I try to avoid M mode as much as possible.

    And my pics suck too, because I do not love M mode.

    Thank you for your words of enlightenment.

    I wonder why camera manufactures work so hard to invent and update exposure metering over the years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geneboi
    I prefer to shoot in Av most of the time where controlling the DoF is more important than shutter speed.

    However at night where lighting is poor, I switch to Tv and pump up my ISO. This is to ensure my shutter speed remains at 1/focal length to ensure sharp pictures. I obviously cant do that in Av mode as I do not have an external flash.
    Actually in Aperture priority mode, you can still do that (at least in Nikon, not sure about Canon), turn on auto iso, and set the minimum shutter speed to 1/focal length. So the camera will pump iso automatically as needed, and you still maintain control over aperture.

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    Hey, use whatever mode you like.

    But if you have NEVER used any mode other than M, aren't you ill-qualified to say which is best? Much like a movie reviewer critiquing a movie he has never seen

    Quote Originally Posted by stanycjw View Post
    I have never use any of the P, A, TV, AV except (M) and M is the best mode, if you use Auto or P then must well you just buy a P&S camera.

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    well....


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