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alex crawford is off-lineSilver Member
31 January 2012 21:45
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i've had a protracted discussion about the P position on my camera.

the argument made by other party was its called "P for professional" (no grin
when he said that) and one can't get much control over the camera when using it.

who feeds this bs to people ?

i'm willing to bet its a recent article in a photo mag by some
journo that has nothing better to scribe... (sigh)


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
31 January 2012 21:48
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I'd be willing to bet that while the 'P for Professional' joke is all well and good on forums, in the real world where genuine professionals have to deliver results without fail (journalists for example) it is pretty much guaranteed that P mode will give them precisely what they need (a correctly exposed image) and as such it is probably used quite often (though few will admit to it)
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Simon Pole is off-line
31 January 2012 22:13
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P for professional, it's true
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Andy_B is off-lineSilver Member
01 February 2012 00:15
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I use it sometimes, mainly for outdoor stuff (street photography).

But then I spent years toting 'round a series of Medium format cameras which were 100% manual (and metering with an L308 ), so I don't feel I have anything to prove!

I think if you're out and about, it's a great mode to have the camera in just in case something happens. Worst case scenario, the camera picks a reasonable aperture and shutter to keep you away from camera shake, and you get the shot.

I always set my cameras up to move the AF off the shutter button. So a shutter half-press just fixes exposure, and it's quick to click the top dial one way or the other to change the aperture/shutter relationship if I feel like it. This gives me the best of both worlds... I don't always want low depth of field - but if it works for a shot then I can get it without doing to aperture priority (or manual).

What I would really like is some way of designing my own program mode curves... 'cos I prefer to keep things sharp by upping ISO before I drop shutter speed too much. Canon could make some sort of editor to design them and upload them to the camera. If I could have maybe two or three custom curves, I'd use program a lot more.


Paul thomas Ford is off-lineSilver Member
01 February 2012 02:28
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We have had this debate before, P = Professional, A = Amateur, B = Beginner. If you have Canon, Tv mode is for taking pictures off the Tv screen.


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01 February 2012 02:52
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Quote from paulford
We have had this debate before, P = Professional, A = Amateur, B = Beginner. If you have Canon, Tv mode is for taking pictures off the Tv screen.



Bugger - I've been using "Tv" for photographing cross dressing models.

Still use "Av" for packshots of HiFi & Projectors
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01 February 2012 02:54
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Quote from Andy_B

What I would really like is some way of designing my own program mode curves... 'cos I prefer to keep things sharp by upping ISO before I drop shutter speed too much. Canon could make some sort of editor to design them and upload them to the camera. If I could have maybe two or three custom curves, I'd use program a lot more.



That's P mode with AUTO ISO then?
I'll confess I've used both, just not together. I still have something to look forward to.


digineil is off-line
01 February 2012 03:23
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 P mode is not cool same as selective colour is not cool if it ever was laugh


Paul Venn is off-lineSilver Member
01 February 2012 03:25
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Well I am waiting for "C" for Creative. With ISO likely to be one half or even a whole million in the next few years (Canon 1 Dx supposedly a quarter) I expect to be able to set the shutter speed AND aperture to whatever I want as a creative effect and the camera select the lowest ISO to give me a correctly exposed image! I can than play with the +/- settings (lol).


01 February 2012 03:49
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Quote from digineil
 P mode is not cool same as selective colour is not cool if it ever was laugh




Selective colour is very cool, and even now in many Editorial  mags you will see awesome examoles of it.

Its just about knowing how to do it well....a bit like the vintage effect everyone is using at the moment...about 1% looks awesome the rest is just over done.

I have used P before when so much was happening there was no time to expose individual shots (but you need to shoot in RAW) so cannot use the Auto mode.







Dont blame me..i voted for the other lot :)



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