Do you typically shoot in P or M?

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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sshoihet Senior Member • Posts: 2,541
Re: Do you typically shoot in P or M?

ARB1 wrote:

Of course most of us seasoned folks shot M growing up since that's all there was, but with the advancements in photographic technology I wonder if folks are shooting in M far less. I'm currently reading 'Understanding Exposure', and while I used M a good bit I'm going start shooting more in M to take back control of my camera and shooting.

So I was just wondering how many folks shoot M almost exclusively?

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I shoot mostly in A, with either matrix or spot metering.  I use M for indoor flash or when the meter doesn't work reliably eg night. I might use P the odd time when I'm using flash for fill in bright sun.


I can't see any reason to shoot in M exclusively, I prefer to let my camera do as much work as possible.  The less I have to think about the camera, the more I can think about my subject and the scene I'm shooting.  I don't get any fuzzies from doing everything myself; if i want to do that, I can go shoot my Yashica D, my Kodak Retina or my Pentax Spotmatic

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