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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 11:03:04 AM »
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012, 11:11:59 AM »
Depends...and it has varied over the years :)

Now, I use mostly Av mode to have control over DOF (especially with fast lenses), or when shooting sports, Custom mode (which I configure for manual exposure, auto ISO, AI servo and * to focus). Occasionally I will use Tv mode when using the 70-200 indoors so I can take full advantage of the IS function to handhold slower shutter speeds.
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2012, 11:15:45 AM »
I use M any time I'm working with lights.

Other than that I'm in AV. I find it faster to use AV and then adjust the exposure compensation dial to fit the scene.

I don't really see a difference in AV/ TV and adding exposure compensation compared to using M.
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2012, 11:35:17 AM »
M-70%
Av-20%
Tv-10%

I use manual for just about everything unless the lighting conditions are changing. In those situation I'll use Av except for outdoor sunny shots with fill flash. Then I'll use Tv set to highest sync so I don't get any overexposed shots.

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 11:37:26 AM »
M - 85%
Av - 15%

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012, 11:49:08 AM »
M: 70%

Av and Tv respectively with exposure compensation if necessary.
Occasionally auto iso too, if needed.

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2012, 12:18:12 PM »
M 100%

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2012, 12:41:26 PM »
I dunno what it's called, but there's this green square that works better than the rest.

*ducks*

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Seriously though, Av for me most of the time these days.
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012, 12:54:01 PM »
It really depends upon the subject and the time constraints of the shot
if I have time to compose or if I really want to tweak the exposure: M
if I am just shooting normally: AV
if I need to prattle off a bunch of shots quickly and they are all different: P

I use M probably 60-70%, AV 30% and P maybe 10% of the time


oh yeah, I've never had a camera with auto ISO so I have no idea how often I would use it...it would probably replace all my P mode and some of my AV mode.
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012, 01:09:06 PM »
ISO always as low as the camera goes, Av when I need depth of field, but limited to f/8, and Tv for action, set for the amount of motion I want to be visible in the shot, and M when I use TS lenses or shoot the moon or backlit objects

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 01:39:14 PM »
M - 98%
C1 - 2%  (a custom mode with auto exposure and full auto focus for stealth shooting from the hip)
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2012, 04:04:23 PM »
I will primarily use Av most of the time,..with manual ISO settings.  M with flash and HDR brackets

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2012, 03:50:08 AM »
Started out as a beginner using Program mode. Last year got a 7D and graduated to Av mode. Recently have tried M mode a bit. Still like Av the best and usually set ISO at 100-400 depending upon the focal length and available light to get enough shutter speed.
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2012, 11:30:53 AM »
M, always M. I light a lot of my pictures too, which means M. I did shoot some portraits for a feature the other day on Tv, but I'm so used to M that the results are usually worse when using the automatic modes.

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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012, 08:25:45 PM »
I bought my first DSLR in March 2012 (Canon 7d).  I'm still getting the hang of it.  I spend 99% of my time in Av, but on the rare occasions when I shoot in low light indoors, I find that I have to switch to manual (and my 50 1.4).  Seeing everyone of the forum who shoot M so much, I'm motivated to spend one day shooting only M mode.  Here's an example of the shooting conditions I'm usually in:

Metropolis, IL
Superman Celebration 2012


I'm still a noob, so I'll keep practicing and reading the forum  ;D
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Re: What modes do you usually use on your camera?
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012, 08:25:45 PM »