Beginner's question on A vs. M :)

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Re: Beginner's question on A vs. M :)

Stacey_K wrote:

Lets say you are shooting in M and go from shooting indoors to outside. You were using F5.6 inside and want F4 for the shot outside.

In M mode you walk outside, change the fstop and (while watching the meter) go from 1/30 to 1/1000 (quite a lot of dial rotation). And then you realize you actually need 1 stop of EC so turn the dial back 1 stop.

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For me, I wonder what the advantage of M would be? I use M in the studio with controlled lighting, the rest of the time I use A.

I think the key point is EC doesn't do anything when in M except cause the meter in VF to change. Then, once you notice the image is under or overexposed you need to change f stop or SS (as opposed to EC in AP).

That's one reason I like manual, you adjust on the fly and the relationship between SS and aperture or very direct.  With EC changes in AP your indirectly causing the camera to adjust its SS.

You still have two things to adjust for proper exposure in manual just like AP. Leaving aside ISO for a second, you need to adjust aperture and EC in AP and aperture and SS in M.

-David

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