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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by majordude, Jan 1, 2013.
Which mode do you usually shoot in? Aperture priority like the old OMs or something else?
Good question ... i want to share my short experience with OMD. I used to shoot in aperture and sometimes in shutter priority. while my results with adjusting EV compensation are acceptable, honestly quite far from the results I am getting right now using Scene mode. Using 12-50mm kit only.
Almost always aperture. Occasionally shutter, if I'm in unfavorable conditions (weather + low light etc).
Since October I'm only using manual both settings and focus, it's a personal challenge to make my tuckus slow down and think far more
For street photography, always S (quite appropriate, I think). I'd also use this when playing around with the IBIS and longer shutter speeds. For everything else I would use A, except when using a flash when I would consider using M.
Manual, like the oldest and best of the OM's, the OM-1. Occasionally A priority, but not often. Shutter priority even less. I'm usually shooting stationary things, so manual works. The other modes have their uses, but I only use them when I need them.
for my professional work with Nikons I'm in Manual 99.9% of the time, even in changing lighting conditions. but with my OM-D as my personal camera I'm in Aperture priority about 95% of the time because I'm usually not in that same focused mentality, and I'm shooting far less frames, so consistency for sake of workflow isn't as important.
Manual most of the time and if not in 'M' then 'A'.
Aperture priority mainly but Manual in really low light and Program mode when street shooting or similar, i.e. where things are going on and I don't want to think too much.
Aperture priority 95% of the time. Otherwise, manual. Shutter priority only on rare occasions for things like like trails and blurry movement. For most action shoots I just use manual. The OM-D has been making me use manual more and more often though, thanks to the dual control wheels though!
This inspires me to make a thread about what focus mode people use!
Unless I am making a multi-shot pano (for which I use Manual), I am always in Aperture Priority.
M usually. I shot mostly shutter priority this past holiday week with family, matching speed to activity. From 1/30 for posed shots to 1/80 or more for the kids playing seemed to do the trick.
"A", usually, with some "S" and "M" thrown in. I find that unless I keep a close eye on my aperture, I get too much stuff out of focus (shooting my primes) since in "P" the camera tends to choose the largest aperture indoors.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad I didn't see any AUTOs!
Panasonic G5 mode...
Panasonic GX1 mode...
OK...I will sit back down and be quiet.
Happy New Year to the OMD users of the forum!
M for indoors/flash usage and A for outdoors.
pure manual mode...
I really think that to buy an E-M5 and use it in "auto" would be a waste. So I'm glad to see no "auto" either.
Actually, I was just about to post that the auto function is quite frankly, super useful. I use it whenever I'm out with friends and hand the camera over to them. Yes, I use the E-M5 for self portraits or group portraits with friends. I have my camera with me everywhere I go, and for social outings I can't always take photos myself so the iAuto mode(or at least P mode), is very useful when handing the camera to someone else.
A - for portraiture
S - for street
M - for strobes
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