A few questions re: new D5300

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OP Andy Hewitt Veteran Member • Posts: 3,990
Re: A few questions re: new D5300

Bobthearch wrote:

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 was thinking the same thing.

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.

Yeah, I sometimes wonder if they’ve fixed a problem that doesn’t actually exist.

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.

I’m happy with either really, although I tend to go out shooting at a variety of subjects, and instant settings are often more useful to me.

I suppose what would be more useful, would be more separation between Auto and advanced modes so that everything could be switched independently for each. It seems I still need to adjust a few settings when choosing between them.

Hope this helps.

For sure, cheers

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