Manual/Auto Focus, and other settings

Buschmaster

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Feb 12, 2006
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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?
 

iHotu

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Apr 1, 2006
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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:
 

beavo451

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Jun 22, 2006
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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.
 

YS2003

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Dec 24, 2004
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Finally I have arrived.....
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.
 

Mike Teezie

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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.