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Beginner's question on A vs. M :)

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Beginner's question on A vs. M :)
In reply to Stacey_K, Feb 3, 2014

Stacey_K wrote:

jjnik wrote:

Actually, it does do something - it biases the meter reading (if you are looking at that to guide exposure). For example, you are shooting M in the snow but don't want to have to remember to add EC for each shot.

So if you are doing this, what "advantage" is there to using M mode? You are setting EC to bias the meter just like doing in A mode.. And this is all assuming you have auto ISO turned off.

The advantage for me is ergonomics.  On a D600 you have to lift your shutter finger and put it on the EC button and roll the back dial with you thumb and then remember going forward to look at the little EC setting in the VF or else end up terribly under or over exposing.

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