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Re: Using the P mode?

I've never really thought about using P mode. Aperture priority does the job for sports - generally I want minimum depth of field and fast shutter speed so lens wide open and A mode does the job. And for stage work, the lighting will fool any auto exposure measurement so I set it all manually and accept the occasional cock-up.

But this article is quite thought-provoking. And having had a look and seen how easy it is to use program shift, this looks like a good option for general-purpose work. Now all I have to do is remember to try it!

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Re: Using the P mode?

Like Bikie John I hadn't even thought about using P Mode. I was led to believe that 'real photographers' don't use it, so I restricted myself to A and S modes. It hasn't worked, though as I am still not a 'real photographer'. I also have to admit that I have never used video mode or art filters. I suppose they are on my camera somewhere. Perhaps I should be a bit more adventurous and see what other technological delights are buried deep inside my highly advanced and expensive piece of equipment.

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Re: Using the P mode?

I'm in camp 1 too Paul with the vast majority in A mode. However, I do intend to try P mode out, that's when I remember to do it that is. I was out all day yesterday and forgot
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Re: Using the P mode?

Always used to use P mode with my little EPL-5. Works well in "general" conditions whatever they are. But mainly use Aperture Priority now, and quite often the manual for BIF etc. With Wildlife photos, I do need the aperture to be as wide open as possible to allow for faster shutter speeds....

But on the very odd occasions I have used AUTO, it certainly sorts out the flash when needed...
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