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Old 06-09-2012, 11:40 AM
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Default Auto or Manual?

I'm not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but I do love capturing a visually appealing image!

I'd say about 95% of the time, I'm in full manual mode. Probably the only time I shoot anything else is for photo challenges and the like.

What about you?
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:49 AM
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Most of the time I shoot manual (like 95% of the time). Sometimes aperture or shutter priority, too. But sometimes I have to use an auto setting (sports) just because my camera does not focus properly using manual settings, no matter how I tweak things. It really bugs me. I always feel like I'm a terrible cheater if I use auto settings, even though I am not the only one.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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I'd say I use manual 99% of the time, seriously. I hardly ever take it off of it.

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:31 PM
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Probably 60% manual/40% auto - but I also just started playing with my manual settings a month or so ago. LOL
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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I typically leave it on Auto Focus because when my auto focus died on my kit lens I learned how HARD it is to get dog action shots on Manual.

But for setting wise I leave it on Manual. Last year in July I made myself a promise that I would use only manual and no preset settings for a year to learn my camera. And I've almost fulfilled that.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:58 PM
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I thought you were talking about cars. I was going to say manual all the way, but, well, that still holds true.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:35 AM
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I leave on autofocus usually but shoot in full manual always.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:34 PM
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... oh there is a manual mode?
is that what that button is for?

lol I love my camera, don't get me wrong but manual mode confuses me. I just like to click and have the camera take a nice picture haha

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Old 07-15-2012, 06:38 PM
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I used to shoot full auto when I had an Olympus because I swear that old thing could read my mind.

Now that I have a Canon (yay!) I shoot exclusively manual or it will over expose EVERYTHING.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:08 PM
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Manual with auto focus and auto ISO. In forcing myself to play with it and learn.

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