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How do you shoot?
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 23, 2011 04:23PM
Poll
Photos, what were you thinking of?
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44 votes were received.
Green! Green Baby, Green. 1
 
2%
P Program 14
 
32%
A Aperture Priority 10
 
23%
Tv Shutter Priority 2
 
5%
M Manual 12
 
27%
Huh? 5
 
11%



How do you shoot the most?
of course we change from one mode to another, but how do you find yourself shooting most pictures?
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Frank
Date: December 23, 2011 04:30PM
With my old Konica SLRs I shot shutter priority but of course you could get any aperture by adjusting the speed. Now with different point and shoot (Olympus, Lumix) I let the camera do the thinking most of the time.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: December 23, 2011 04:36PM
depends what I'm shooting. If I'm covering a show, I usually set it to Aperture Priority. Then I may experiment a bit...
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Trouble
Date: December 23, 2011 04:37PM
Isosceles
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: December 23, 2011 04:38PM
f/8 and be there.



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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: December 23, 2011 04:46PM
Right handed using my right eye on the scope with a rifle. I use the laser most of the time to aim the pistol.

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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 23, 2011 04:56PM
I picked aperture priority, but I actually shoot manual about the same amount of time. This is when I'm shooting film. With a cheap p&s digital camera, I just shoot in programmed mode since the f stop has no real practical affect on depth of field with the crazy short lenses on these cameras.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: wowzer
Date: December 23, 2011 04:56PM
I set the camera to M-mode (not manual). I set the f-stop and shutter to my desire. I then let the camera decide the ISO by using the auto-ISO feature. I keep watch on the meter to determine if my shutter speeds are too fast for the light.



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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 23, 2011 04:57PM
Back when I was using my classic screw-mount Leicas (I have two, one IIf and one IIc), I did everything manually, using a light meter. Nowadays, with my little Canon A540 I just lazily leave it on Auto and most of the time that's fine. I don't even know what priority it's using.

But I am getting a hankering to get an SLR and start dredging up what I used to know about camera functions. So maybe 'manual' is in my future. . .

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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: M>B>
Date: December 23, 2011 04:58PM
We need another poll on "What format do you save in"+-. Raw, JPEG, etc.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 23, 2011 05:23PM
The little "A" for "Auto"...



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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Diana
Date: December 23, 2011 05:25PM
Right handed, iron sights, bullseye style.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: December 23, 2011 05:28PM
Would you believe a hand held light meter with grey card? 25% that way, 50% manual with in-camera meter/manual focus and the other 25% priority or auto. I learned my trade well before the advent of auto exposure and auto focus, old habits die hard.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 23, 2011 05:44PM
.....from the hip.....??



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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Buck
Date: December 23, 2011 05:48PM
With ammo. It's been a while, but my rifle is oiled and ready.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 23, 2011 06:58PM
Automagical because them computerized gollywog gimcracks are too confusalating for me.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: December 23, 2011 07:17PM
undetected, the Camp Peary method wall smiley






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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: srf1957
Date: December 23, 2011 08:16PM
At coyotes free hand or find something to lean on. Red Diggers
and rockchucks with a bipod .
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: haikuman
Date: December 23, 2011 08:29PM
I prefer high calibre weapons and this vehicle only stops for reloading devil smileypirate smiley

auto



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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: December 23, 2011 08:45PM
Mostly M but quite a bit P..

in this digi world I've found it's more about CENTER WEIGHTED metering for useful, versatile exposures..film days..different story.

But, mostly M in Center Weighted metering
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: December 23, 2011 09:50PM
There won't be a standard recipe for everyone here.

Depends on the camera often. Back when I had a fast lens I enjoyed aperture priority usually. With a slow lens it's often whatever-you-can-get for exposure, unless you want to use on-camera flash and truly ruin the image.

Cheap camera are usually set at full auto, because moving it to a manual setting might be rife with more compromises and heartache.

My camera does OK with jpegs but I tend to shoot RAW, for more choices afterwards and a touch better dynamic range. But if I were shooting fast-moving subjects and/or needed more shots, it'd either have to be jpegs or miss entirely.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: December 23, 2011 11:28PM
When taking pictures of guitars for my brochures, I use my best lens, which is all manual, on my Nikon D60. So those are all manual, in RAW at 100 ISO on a hefty tripod.

On outings with the family, we usually take my trusty Nikon S10 point and shoot. The only adjustments it allows are ISO and exp compensation. I just leave it on all auto, and it does pretty well, jpegs only.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: December 24, 2011 12:11AM
It depends upon the situation.



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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: DRR
Date: December 24, 2011 04:56AM
Generally manual but also quite a bit of aperture priority. Tv as needed but rarely.
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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 24, 2011 10:45AM
Quote
deckeda

With a slow lens it's often whatever-you-can-get for exposure, unless you want to use on-camera flash and truly ruin the image.


Using bounce flash with TTL flash metering can give okay results.
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Modified Weaver, two hand...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 24, 2011 11:51AM
...but am very good with strong-h;and/off-hand in close quarters.

Also strong-hand from the ribcage for very close quarters. Tried it weak-hand, nearly caught some hot brass.






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Re: How do you shoot?
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: December 24, 2011 05:18PM
Generally in "P" mode on my Pentax K20D. Most common exposure adjustment is some EV compensation, usually to underexpose a bit. Or, I'll leave it in P and use either the front or back wheel to fix the aperture or shutter speed to what I want.

Pentax has a "program line" in the menu that allows you to choose to make the camera favor greatest depth of field, fastest available shutter, or the sharpest aperture (MTF) for whatever Pentax lens you're using, within a proper exposure. I usually use MTF.

Otherwise, AV or M.

My ME Super is either full manual or Aperture Priority.

And I try as hard as I can to compose in-camera, as I still feel cropping to fix a composition is a little bit of a cheat (a holdover from shooting slides). I also very seldom shoot more than two or three frames of any one thing.

Oh yeah: RAW, always.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/24/2011 05:19PM by Uncle Wig.
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