Beginner's question on A vs. M :)

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
romfordbluenose Senior Member • Posts: 3,083
Re: Beginner's question on A vs. M :)

One of the benefits of modern cameras is that you can set limits on ISO, speed and aperture when in various auto modes.

For example if you use A mode with auto ISO, you can set the max iso to control grain, you can also set minimum speed to protect against shake. in fact the camera will automatically do this for you.

It will be somewhat different depending on the camera you have but have a good read of the manual and it should all be explained.

I tend to want control over the sweet spot of the lens I am using or to control Dof so I tend to use A with Max ISO set to 1600 for indoor shots, or 800 for outdoor. I have a D800.

If I want maximum IQ I use a tripod with low ISO.

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