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User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 845 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
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Hi there 300D shooters.

I was wondering what settings or parameters do you use. In what mode do you shoot?

I mostly use the continuous shooting or the "P" mode to play with the ISO settings depending on the light (mostly at dusk).


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

I like to shoot in M, usually at 100 ISO and Manual Focus set on the lens, unless the Depth-of-Field is constant, i.e. no foreground objects mixing in with background.


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

I use TV or AV typically. 'P' mode is great in most conditions, but in difficult light it can occasionally favour the aperture, giving a slow shutter which isn't easy if you're without a tripod.

One of the screeners wrote a good guide here about consumer lenses and avoiding wide apertures (they can become quite soft), and AV mode allows you to control this (light permitting!).

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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

For action shots and day shots, P mode, ISO set at 100 or 200, never mode.

For night shots, M mode on a tripod or stabilised.

Almost always AF.

For other than aviation shots, I use a lot the 'landscape mode' which has quite good results and a very good DOF



User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

I usually use TV mode... on night shots AV. Never automatic!

User currently offlineAPT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

I mostly use P or Av Mode. Single Frame Shooting for static aircraft, on pushback or taxiing, and continuous shooting for approaching shots or aircraft gaining speed and rotating...
Usually ISO 100.


User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Slightly off topic, but what exactly is the difference between P mode and automatic? Is it only that in P, you can change ISO? I usually shoot in Av or Tv, depending on conditions, and always try to stick to ISO 100. When using Tv, I try to set the time fast enough not to get blur, but still slow enough for a good aperture value (around 8).


I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

'P' doesn't use flash automatically. It just gives you a combination of shutterspeed and aperture. The 'little green square'-automatic mode pops out the flash automatically when it gets too dark... Not sure if it also messes witht the ISO...

[Edited 2004-04-07 14:48:04]

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