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    Camera mfgers provide for ameuter user like me and also for the real pro that wants to hv control over the cam but on the others hands mfgers also like to hv a bigger share in the market where those that do not like P&S with small sensor, by holding a DSLR on auto looks good like a pro ....:-) Hahahahaaa....... No offensive JUST JOKING.
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    A and M most of the time, try using the camera's metering to get exposure correct.
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    for me depends on situations, but most the time on M, For HDR shooting i started of using A priority. But more comfortable on M, more control over the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleshem
    for me depends on situations, but most the time on M, For HDR shooting i started of using A priority. But more comfortable on M, more control over the camera
    Same here bro. I only use A mode during birding
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    using a D7000. mostly on Scene mode since I'm new to DSLRs but have been switching between Scene / Auto / A modes to experiment and learn the differences. I'll just take the same shot using different modes and study them.
    One thing I'll like to know: how do i do manual focus on the D7000? I've on ocassions set the lense to M by accident and i found that I can never focus on the subject....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkimMilk View Post
    using a D7000. mostly on Scene mode since I'm new to DSLRs but have been switching between Scene / Auto / A modes to experiment and learn the differences. I'll just take the same shot using different modes and study them.
    One thing I'll like to know: how do i do manual focus on the D7000? I've on ocassions set the lense to M by accident and i found that I can never focus on the subject....
    I think you can jump straight to using A mode from now onwards, the scene mode is still all about auto setting the ISO, Apeture and Shutterspeed for different purpose. Sometimes white balance as well. If you wish to learn photography, get the fundamentals learnt and you will never depend on these modes again.

    To manual focus a AF-S lens, simply switch the switch on the lens to M from A, A/M or M/A.
    To manual focus a AF-D lens, you may either need to rotate to switch the mode on the lens, or switch the C,S,M switch to M on your camera body. The switch is in the front of the body located at the bottom right ard the lens mount.

    How to manual focus, I'm not an expert. The only 2 ways I know is to use ur eyes to judge, or look at the bottom left corner of your viewfinder for flashing a yellow dot as you rotate your focus ring. When the dot becomes solid (no flashing), it means you have achieved focus on the focusing point that you have currently chosen in your camera.

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    Hi what is the difference between P mode and Auto mode? Thx

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    depend on your style and needs, for me... i go manual all the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold46
    Hi what is the difference between P mode and Auto mode? Thx
    Setting ISO manually if you had not set to auto ISO. EV compensation setting!
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    A For Sharpness
    S For Speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by yu jianzhi
    A For Sharpness
    S For Speed
    So if i use S mode, the quality of my pics will degrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yu jianzhi View Post
    A For Sharpness
    S For Speed
    So you are saying that if I shoot at f1.4 the areas in focus won't be sharp? I suggest you phrase it better if you know what you are talking about. Do not confuse newbies with this misleading post of your's

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuraCelest View Post
    So if i use S mode, the quality of my pics will degrade?
    No, your picture will not degrade, do not be misled by the post. For more detailed explanation, read up in the article and guides section about aperture priority and shutter priority modes.

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    A mode will allow you to control the aperture while the camera decides on the shutter speed based on the current metering to give a standard exposure. This makes it easier to manipulate the Depth of Field without needing to worry about shutter speed.
    S mode is the opposite, whereby shutter speed is more of a concern than OOF areas. User-determined shutter speed and camera controlled aperture size to give a standard exposure.
    But using A mode doesn't always guarantee sharp images nor does S mode guarantee freezing of the subject.

    Once you understand the advantages and drawbacks of these parameters, you can manipulate them to achieve the image that you desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icy55 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I just got my dslr about 2 weeks ago. Just being ambitious, I tried to shoot in manual mode, but it's too difficult.

    Just wondering, seasoned photographers like you guys, which mode do you guys normally shoot in? Manual, AV or TV etc. Do professionals always shoot in manual mode?

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    No, you do not have to always stick to M mode.

    The modes are there for a reason, if professionals only shot in manual mode, the flagship cameras would only have M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-

    No, you do not have to always stick to M mode.

    The modes are there for a reason, if professionals only shot in manual mode, the flagship cameras would only have M.
    Lol, talk abt paying more for less...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold46 View Post
    Hi what is the difference between P mode and Auto mode? Thx
    Read your manual, please. The difference vary between different models and makers. The most obvious difference: the pop-up flash stays shut in P mode where it pop up automatically in Auto. Less obvious are settings which only become available in P mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos-

    No, you do not have to always stick to M mode.

    The modes are there for a reason, if professionals only shot in manual mode, the flagship cameras would only have M.
    You know what, you have a point there lol!!

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    i'm a newbie as well... just want to get some knowledge.. i take some portraits and i found that the color of the photo are flat... any advice for this?
    Last edited by MichaelWoo; 11th April 2011 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelWoo View Post
    i'm a newbie as well... just want to get some knowledge.. i take some portraits and i found that the color of the photo are flat... any advice for this?
    In-camera settings, post-processing. DSLR is meant for post-processing. There is a software that came with your camera. Good point to start with.
    And btw: crashing into other people's thread with off-topic questions is impolite.
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