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Old Apr 20, 2007, 5:43 AM   #11
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Another difference between the M and A lenses is when you are using the flash. With an M lens, the onboard flash will always fire full strength but the A lens is able to communicate with the camera. In my opinion the A lenses are worth a premium but how much of a premium is hard to say.

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Old Apr 20, 2007, 3:02 PM   #12
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You are right - with M lenses ISO always goes to the bottom and you've got to remember to change it in the menu. A lenses will keep your auto settings.

Bracketing can work, but you'd have to do it yourself.You would either need to change the aperture on the lens and use the same shutter speed, or else leave the aperture on the lens alone, push the AE-L button for the first shot, then adjust the shutter speed by the wheel up or down from there. Don't push the AE-L button again because that will cause the camera to re-meter and set the shutter speed again.

One of the nice things about using manual mode is that if you want to take several pictures with the same settings, you can - the camera won't change the shutter speed until you do something to change it.
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push the AE-L button for the first shot, then adjust the shutter speed by the wheel up or down from there.
Thanks for the tip I would have never thought of doing that. I am so used to bracketing using the function setting.
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Bracketing can work, but you'd have to do it yourself.You would either need to change the aperture on the lens and use the same shutter speed, or else leave the aperture on the lens alone, push the AE-L button for the first shot, then adjust the shutter speed by the wheel up or down from there. Don't push the AE-L button again because that will cause the camera to re-meter and set the shutter speed again.
just checked for bracketing in M mode works fine with a manual lens in M mode. hold down the release and and the cam will alter the speed to your bracketing choice.

to get more depth of field,DOF, shoot at a smaller, bigger number, aperture. DOF is directly controled with the aperture size.

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