Have I gotten to be a lazy photographer? And, by the way, what controls do you normally use?

theoldsmithy

Hall of Famer
Jan 7, 2013
Cheshire, England
Martin Connolly
I don't want to think about how long it has been since I saw LJK Setright's name mentioned, anywhere...!:eek:
I was beginning to think that I'd imagined reading all those articles on cars and motorcycles during the late sixties, and early seventies...:)
I used to love his column in Car magazine in the early to mid eighties. Somehow he always compared every other car to his Honda Accord and found them wanting. But we digress....
 

Biro

Hall of Famer
Aug 7, 2011
Jersey Shore
Steve
I used to love his column in Car magazine in the early to mid eighties. Somehow he always compared every other car to his Honda Accord and found them wanting. But we digress....
JLK Setright also did a column in Car and Driver magazine here in the states in, I believe, the 1970s. One of the most literate auto journalists in the world. But his prose could be a bit dense for the lazy. I don't blame him about the Accord. At the time, the car was a true breakthrough and revelation.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
Get a Df and no more needing AI conversion :biggrin:
I own the Df. I don't NEED the AI conversion, but I freely admit to being a lazy photographer. I don't want to be bothered setting aperture on both lens and camera (I always shoot in A mode).

Love the Df by the way, fantastic image quality and a delight with old Nikkor glass.
 

Djarum

All-Pro
Jul 10, 2010
Huntsville, AL
Jason
Generally I shoot in A mode.

1. In good light situations without worry of DOF issues, I can set the lens to its sharpest aperature without worry for diffraction at slower speeds.
2. Need to shoot wide open for a given subject. Either due to low light issues or doing something specific needing narrow DOF or lowest possible ISO

When I do shoot in S mode:

1. I shoot in S (Tv for cannonites) mode when I'm shooting moving subjects, especially when I need to stop motion.
2. Shoot in S mode if when I can handhold lower than the slowest shutterspeed A mode gives me before bumping ISO. Olympus needs to get onboard with a minimum shutte rspeed setting, but thats another story.

When I shoot M mode:

1. Static landscapes in low light.
2. Fireworks or trailing light effects. For example, the post I mode in my Atlanta series with the Ferris wheel were shot in M mode. I needed the best control to get the light effect and set the aperature to produce the sharpest results.
 

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