A few questions re: new D5300

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Bobthearch Veteran Member • Posts: 8,586
Re: A few questions re: new D5300

On the D5000 I always closed the screen when not in use.  But considering my 'new' camera doesn't have a swivel screen I've decided that after all those years it just didn't matter.

I tend to use single-point continuous AF.  Rather than having the camera track the subject, moving the camera and keeping the dot on the subject allows me to maintain composition easier.  But the AF options on the new cameras are so overwhelming that admittedly I settled on a 'simple' method to begin with and just stuck with it.

I only use manual ISO.  For me, after years of film use, selecting an ISO speed to match the amount of available light is quite simple.  And it's easy to bump up or down as needed, if you've maxed out the aperture and still need a faster shutter speed for instance.

Hope this helps.

-- hide signature --

Personal non-commercial websites with no ads or tracking:
Local photography: http://ratonphotos.com/
Travel and photography: http://placesandpics.com/
Special-interest photos: http://ghosttowns.placesandpics.com/

 Bobthearch's gear list:Bobthearch's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR +2 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow