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Question Re: Live debate on the evolution of photography

More and more often, I find myself using the cameras in either "Intelligent Auto" or Fully Manual. Has P, A & S had its day

Maybe the next level of "i" in iAuto could be "intuitive" where the camera responds to user input and adjust settings accordingly. By the user altering shutter speeds or detecting fast movement the camera in iAuto mode could intuitively maintain a set shutter speed and adjust aperture/ISO to achieve optimum results. Equally if the user was adjusting the aperture, the shutter/ISO would be controlled.

Some degree of "intelligent" control of DoF could be achieved by providing "spot focus" selection, where a near and far point having been selected by the user would be used to control the aperture and the optimum focus distance to optimise results.

So much of this is what we did (intuitively) for years as "old School" photographers and perhaps we need to remind ourselves to do so having fallen into the clutches of the all pervasive "I"


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