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shooting mode where aperture is set by the user while shutter speed is calculated by the camera for proper exposure

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What advantages does manual mode have over aperture priority mode?

I'm wondering what are the most compelling reasons to switch to manual mode on my DSLR. I mostly just use aperture priority mode so I have good control over the depth of field combined with an ...
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Does aperture priority mode work with a manual aperture lens?

I'm interested to know if there are any limitations when shooting with a manual aperture lens in aperture priority mode, compared to shooting with a fully automatic lens. In case this isn't clear, ...
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What is the point of Aperture priority and Shutter priority since they are just the inverse of each other?

I intentionally phrased the question title a bit provocatively. What I mean is this: Aperture priority mode (Av) means that I select an aperture, and the camera selects the corresponding shutter ...
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Why isn't aperture priority mode automatically adjusting the shutter speed on my Nikon?

I have a used Nikon d40x and I'm just learning how to use it. I understand the A mode allows you to choose different apertures and adjusts shutter speed for optimal exposure. The problem is, I've ...