« on: August 03, 2013, 07:20:50 AM »
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If you were a painter would you let someone else determine your palette, your brush strokes or your canvas?
So why do you keep telling us that your palette, brush strokes, and canvas are better than ours.
This is the bit that winds me up "The Av/Tv mode will automatically adjust the exposure to get the correct exposure". The camera should never decide the "correct" exposure. That is for YOU as a photographer/artist to decide through experience and defining your own shooting style. I couldn't give a toss if you like my shots or not or the way I post-process, these are decisions I've made from the instant of picking up a camera, choosing a focal length and attaching a lens, deciding on how shallow I want the DoF to be, the composition, how much light the shutter speed should let in and how I need to control them using ISO or if I'd like fill in flash. Or 2 flashes or 3 flashes or rim lighting or shot into the sun for flare or exposing for the light and getting a silhouette. If I need to plan in advance to get "the shot" then I plan in advance and set up my camera in preparation. If a scene is constantly changing then I'm constantly aware that I need to be constantly in control of what I'm doing and constantly aware of my surroundings. I also need to be in constant control of clients/guests/attendees, backgrounds. some things are easier to control than others and it's quick thinking and experience that makes the best of the worst situations, not the decisions of a processor in a camera. At least if it fucks up then it's my fault and I'm not blaming the camera that has chosen to do something at 30th/sec or f16 thus ruining it that way.Hi,
Note: I do not shoot birds in flight or sports...
Cool down a bit... I understand what you mean... I know that the camera meter won't get you the correct exposure in every situation or the exposure that you want... everyone needs and requirement is different, that's the reason why there is a few metering mode for you to choose, exposure compensation for you to compensate and M mode if you want total control of the exposure.
Have a nice day.
Although I'm not using flash, but I thought it's the other way round?? The Av/Tv mode will automatically adjust the exposure to get the correct exposure due to the additional light in the scene, but in M mode, you need to adjust manually to get the right exposure, right? If you don't adjust your exposure in M mode, won't you get an overexpose image?
Have a nice day.
The only advantage on having primes would be the shallow DoF. I'm assuming that you'd be shooting f8 and over as you want the car to be sharp all over? then there's no point. I'd tell this guy he doesn't know what he's talking about! the only thing i'd get is a 100mm Macro for close up details...
Glad you are branching out a bit (unless of course I'm missing sarcasm). With your 5DIII, there are plenty of controls for the Auto ISO function including a minimum shutter speed.Next time I'm outside in varying light conditions, I'm actually going to shoot Tv just to see if it makes life any easier.
actually no, I've just had a play and it's Av. I can set the f-stop and it'll work out the shutter speed... Just having a play now... does this mean I'm going to actually have to read the manual? oh man, how am I going to work out what it's exposing for? whole scene or focus point? This is a headache. what if conditions drop at 100ISO below 125th/sec?? there has to be a way to set a minimum shutter-speed then up the ISO to compensate?
I don't have a copy of this image on my ipad but this is a link to one I did in Yogyakarta while staying at a hotel. I bracketed a few very dark exposures to get the reflection and lights the right color.
Very nice balance!
Next time I'm outside in varying light conditions, I'm actually going to shoot Tv just to see if it makes life any easier.
Cool shot, infared. Nothing wrong with grunge on something that's actually grungy.
I know the OP was half joking, but I hope he uses a handheld incident light meter to set his manual exposure.
Seriously though, I think M, Av, and Tv all rate as manual control as the exposure compensation control on these cameras is so useable; you can them see from the data how much away from the suggested 'correct' exposure you were for a particular shot.
Despite the metering sophistication and immediate histograms of modern digital an incident light meter can still be useful for putting the exposure straight on the money without having to take multiple test shots and adjusting until you are satisfied with histogram.
So to the OP: mine's a Western V ( well three actually including the one that was my fathers from 1968 !)
What's yours ?