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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by Eric Barney View Post
Manual. I like to bracket my shots.
This confuses me. I can bracket 3 shots in Av with AEB/burst much faster/accurately than I can in manual -- I think a lot of "MANUAL ONLY BRO" shooters in this thread are hyping their own abilities by assuming manual mode is some kind of hardcore camera science, even though they just follow the meter.
post #32 of 45
Manual is nice at the track (or any situation) when the lighting stays the same but you have subjects that are either white or black and are filling most of the frame. For example the other modes always try to compensate and change the exposure a bit if a car is black or white.
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post #33 of 45
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Manual is nice at the track (or any situation) when the lighting stays the same but you have subjects that are either white or black and are filling most of the frame. For example the other modes always try to compensate and change the exposure a bit if a car is black or white.
Spot meter, AE lock. Try it, it'll be a huge load off your mind.
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Spot meter, AE lock. Try it, it'll be a huge load off your mind.
I'll have to try that. Funny how stuff like that slips my mind. I'm still a noob in some ways.
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post #35 of 45
I recommend it because I see how you shoot -- expose for the car, and typically track lighting is even enough to properly expose the barriers and banners. Since you're mainly exposing for the cars, just spot meter them, AE lock, ETTR. Many more successful shots will be had. I use spot/lock mostly for indoor skateparks or silhouetting, although it's still useful for other stuff.
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I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for the advice.
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I recommend it because I see how you shoot -- expose for the car, and typically track lighting is even enough to properly expose the barriers and banners. Since you're mainly exposing for the cars, just spot meter them, AE lock, ETTR. Many more successful shots will be had. I use spot/lock mostly for indoor skateparks or silhouetting, although it's still useful for other stuff.
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No problem -- try shooting random stuff just to get a feel for how it meters, though, as you don't want to be caught with your pants down when a great shot blows up in your face.
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This confuses me. I can bracket 3 shots in Av with AEB/burst much faster/accurately than I can in manual -- I think a lot of "MANUAL ONLY BRO" shooters in this thread are hyping their own abilities by assuming manual mode is some kind of hardcore camera science, even though they just follow the meter.
http://www.sekonic.com/Products/L-758DR/Overview.aspx

That's the only meter I follow.
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Spot meter, AE lock. Try it, it'll be a huge load off your mind.
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