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mx330
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Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:37 pm

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).

Juan
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DLKAPA
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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:51 pm

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.

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sulman
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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:38 pm

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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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:47 pm

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

Cheers,

707
 
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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:27 pm

I usually use TV mode... on night shots AV. Never automatic!
 
APT
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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:56 pm

Hello,
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.

Cheers
Alex
 
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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:45 pm

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).

Sebastian
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IL76
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RE: Canon 300D Settings

Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:47 pm

'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...
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