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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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Using flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority gives me a white image - why?

When using the built in flash with Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority selected, I am getting a completely overexposed (white) image. Now my understanding of AP and SP modes is that the camera ...
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Is it usual that a narrow aperture gives a darker picture in aperture priority mode?

I have a Nikon D60 camera here with a Nikkor 35 mm 1:1.8G lens. I don't have any experience with any other digital SLR, so excuse the beginner question. When using aperture priority mode, a narrower ...
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What is the relation between shutter speed and exposure compensation in aperture priority?

I was using a manual focus lens with canon 600D and notice something in aperture priority mode. When I was applying the exposure compensation of -2EV, I had a shutter speed of 1/20 sec and when the ...
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Zooming in/out changes f stop

I'm a little bit confused regarding variable focal length lenses. I have a Nikon D90 DSLR. I'm using a Tamron AF-28-80 mm F/3.5-5.6 lens. Now, if I select Mode A (aperture priority) I can set the ...
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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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What's the difference between P mode vs. Av or Tv?

According to the Pentax K50 and K10D manuals, in P mode, if I select aperture, then program will choose a corresponding shutter speed, and if I specify shutter speed, then camera will select a ...
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What is the effect of directly changing exposure from the camera's menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is exposure compensation? In the Aperture Priority mode (Av), changing the Aperture size would automatically adjust the Shutter Speed to ensure proper exposure. I ...
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Does Av mode on my Canon DSLR take IS into account when deciding shutter speed and ISO?

Most of the time when I'm out I'm shooting, my camera is in Av mode. I've selected the aperture size I want and I'm letting the camera decide on the correct shutter speed and ISO that are required to ...
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Can I use aperture ring of Pentax FA lens in aperture priority mode?

I'm considering getting an FA Limited lens for my Pentax DSLR. The FA series has an aperture ring with an "A" setting for control by camera bodies that support it. Can I instead use the aperture ring ...
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Why does my Canon 60D sometimes lengthen exposure when using the flash?

In low light conditions, my first shot will often be handheld with no flash. If there's not enough light however, the shutter speed can be too slow and I'm not steady enough for a crisp image - so ...
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How to switch quickly between video and AP photo mode of Canon 600D?

I have recently got a 600D which is a great camera, but there is one thing I find very annoying. When I am shooting video and suddenly want to capture a still image in AP mode, it takes 3+ seconds to ...
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Camera selects different shutter speed on AV Priority vs Auto

I have a Canon 60D. I've had it for a month now. Today while taking pictures I noticed that if I take a picture in AV Priority, the shutter speed is really slow. So I took a picture in Auto and noted ...
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How does the second wheel change the shutter speed in aperture-priority mode on my Nikon D90?

When I am in aperture mode in my d90 camera, I have noticed I can also change my shutter speed by clicking the rear wheel. Is that a bug? How is it possible? If it is not a bug, how do I know the ...
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What are the benefits of Av vs. Tv vs. Manual exposure modes?

So what's the benefit of using one over the other? The way I understand it, in Av or Tv, you only have to adjust the shutter or aperture, and the rest is done automatically for you...is this correct? ...
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What camera priority mode should I use for HDR photos?

I believe the best way to get HDR shots is by using the Av mode, so the depth of field is consistent across 2-3 images. Should I be switching to manual mode and changing the shutter speed with a ...
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When should I use which aperture settings?

I just bought a new Canon EOS 60D and working to choose a great lens. I have used DSLR before but never seriously. I have few questions on aperture which might be obvious to many but very helpful to ...
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Aperture priority images are all severly underexposed

I have been working on a technique to produce a timelapse series of the sunset and am trying to use Aperture Priority since the lighting changes so rapidly. I am using a Canon 6d with a Rokinon 24mm ...
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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 ...
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How to activate my camera aperture and speed wheels

I have a Nikon d7000 and I often shoot in Aperture mode. Sometimes, when I turn the aperture wheel, the aperture doesn't change. I have to mid-press the shutter button and then only, I can change the ...
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Why does my Canon 60D sometimes fail to capture an image in Aperture Priority mode?

Canon 60D in Aperture Priority mode, manual focus. Sometimes, it captures and image and sometimes it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?
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How to achieve even brightness in landscape photography? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I get the right exposure when parts of the scene are in the shade and others are in the sun? How to cope with high contrast? Today I went for a walk with my ...
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Can I use auto flash and auto ISO in Aperture priority mode on a Nikon DSLR?

I would like to know if I can set my flash on auto in Aperture priority mode. I have a D3200 Nikon. And also, can I set auto ISO in Aperture priority mode?
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basic settings for good result in Nikon P510 coolpix [duplicate]

Please advice me the basic settings of Nikon P510 coolpix for good results especially I seek your advice on Aperture value, shutter speed and ISO - what should be the combination for a good result ...
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Recommendations for use of exposure modes with Nikon D7100 DSLR

I'm looking for advice on handling tricky exposure situations, such as backlit portraits, in terms of picking between: 1. Manual exposure 2. Shutter/Aperture/Auto exposure, and using the AE/AF lock ...