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    When u got the time to fiddle with the controls and u need a little more precision in fine tuning the parameters.

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    I am not that technical a person. I use manual mode because... it is more fun that way. I like to be in control.

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    Manual mode is useful in situations where you want the exposure to remain consistent from shot to shot.
    For example, things like studio work, or light trails on roads/expressways, to name but a few.

    That being said, nothing beats knowing well how each mode works/behaves, then choosing the mode which you think is appropriate to achieve the shot you're after.
    No harm making use of the modern technology available if it can assist you.
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    I use manual if I need consistent exposure (e.g. Pano shots or nightscapes)
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    i use M mode because i wanted to have 100% control
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    I use M mode because I felt satisfaction in "crafting" the setting to achieve an image. Its fun playing with trial and error. Thats the fun I am looking for in photography~

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    I use M when I want exposures longer than 30s and when I shoot in a studio and have tuned everything to where I want it.

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    I use M mode only when i have time to set it up (pre wedding photo, group photo, modelling, landscape)
    if in the event i normally use AV or P otherwise i'm gonna miss the moment

    *just my experienced*

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    Manual mode, because i know i'm staying in a location where lighting does not change, and even lighting throughout the frames. Esp when i'm doing panaroma shots. Of course, the extra satisfaction that u know u're fully utilizing ur dslr But yeah, Aperture priority mode else if outside on walkabouts.

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    I'm a control freak so I have to use Master mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya
    I'm a control freak so I have to use Master mode.
    For you it's the Mistress mode

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    The right reason: because camera metering is not always going to tell you the right story and the brain is more adaptable than a simple processor in a camera telling it what to do.

    The wrong reason (and more often than not, the primary one): can tell your friends you use M mode and wa so pro you can tell the camera what to do - when in actual fact, you are just turning wheels to get 0 EV based on camera metering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    The right reason: because camera metering is not always going to tell you the right story and the brain is more adaptable than a simple processor in a camera telling it what to do.

    The wrong reason (and more often than not, the primary one): can tell your friends you use M mode and wa so pro you can tell the camera what to do - when in actual fact, you are just turning wheels to get 0 EV based on camera metering.
    <--- ME!!

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    talk about camera metering..im the 1 who doesnt trust camera metering as well since my camera is really old...hahahaha
    sorry oot

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuwinkk View Post
    talk about camera metering..im the 1 who doesnt trust camera metering as well since my camera is really old...hahahaha
    sorry oot
    Then how do you aim to achieve a correct exposure in your first shot? Do you carry a light meter or do you 'hit and miss' by taking multiple shots?
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    i trust my eyes and my feeling..since i also dnt have LCD once i used film...hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuwinkk View Post
    i trust my eyes and my feeling..since i also dnt have LCD once i used film...hehe
    wah... eyes and feeling.... good job
    hope you don't waste too much film
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    I think those who are using film cameras over these years, they somehow from their experience know how much light was available and know wat settings to set.
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    Film also has greater dynamic range than digital sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowc View Post
    Frankly speaking, it doesn't matter which mode you used as long as it achieved the effect you want. I used Av mode most of the time although sometimes i switched over to M.
    same here. my most used mode is AV. In fact 90% of the time I am using it. I only use M mode when i need to do long exposure shots.

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