Manual/Auto Focus, and other settings

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Buschmaster, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

    Buschmaster

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    #1
    How many of you adjust things when you're shooting? When I'm using my P&S I almost always change my ISO myself. When I'm using my SLR I HAVE to focus myself, but I don't adjust anything else, everything else is on auto unless I want a desired effect with the shutter speed.

    What about you guys?
     
  2. iHotu macrumors regular

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    I have a real hard time manually focusing with my 20D, so I use auto focus all the time. I usually set the shutter speed based on lens length and let the camera suggest a f-stop, then adjust from there. I also will change the ISO, but I wish it was displayed in the view finder, hate it when I leave it at 800/1600 :mad:
     
  3. beavo451 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Manual exposure 90%, Aperture priority 10%
    iTTL flash control
    AF unless AF cannot focus, then I use manual (thank god for AF-S lenses).

    You might want to consider a Katz Eyes split screen if you use manual focus so much.
     
  4. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I usually use AV setting. So far, AF has been able to focus properly. I am sure I will come across with the shots which require the manual focus when AF cannot do the proper focusing.
     
  5. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I'm in Av mode pretty much all the time, and I let the lens do the focusing, unless I'm shooting something with intense backlighting.
     
  6. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I usually shoot in aperture priority and I adjust the ISO as needed, as I don't trust Auto ISO. I normally use autofocus except in certain macro situations, where it is usually necessary to use manual focus.
     

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