Beginner's question on A vs. M :)

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windsprite
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Re: EV setting
In reply to Robin Casady, 5 months ago

Robin Casady wrote:

windsprite wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

windsprite wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

This is referred to as an EV setting. I had a Hasselblad 500c back in the 1970's that had this. It was very useful. My Gossen meter had an EV number readout (as well as f/stop and speed). You just set the EV number on the Hasselblad and then turned the EV ring to the aperture and speed combination you wanted.

Right. You're simply locking the EV. I would love to have that ability on the Nikon cameras.

In a sense, all the auto exposure modes do that. In A you turn the front ring and it simultaneously changes aperture and shutter speed. In S and P you would turn the back wheel. Downside is you have to use EC to alter exposure from what the meter dictates.

I agree. It's just strange that the ability exists in the auto modes but not in M!

Julie

How would you implement it without adding another button, switch, or wheel to the camera?

A tap of the AEL button, same as with the other modes?

I use M enough that I would be happy to switch my function assignments around to accommodate it.  I'm sure not everybody would be, but they're free not to use the feature.

Julie

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