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Hi!

I am mostly a landscape/architectural hobby photographer. And that, to me, means A mode to control DoF. Actually, even when shooting my 6-year-old twins, I tend to favour A, just to blur the background and make them "pop". And I did set the second dial to change exposure, which means I can fairly quickly adapt to light conditions.

I turn to S when shooting anything "animated", whether it's birds in flight or airplanes. And sometimes running water as well.

Finally, I reserve the last two modes to special situations: M is usually for dark hours and/or long exposures, especially with ND filters mounted. And P is for casual indoor flash photography, when the camera goes from hand to hand...

I have never bothered to measure the breakdown into these different categories, but I'd say it's about 85 to 90% A for me! And that goes back to the F100 I got a bit over 10 years ago, then D70, D200, D300 and D700 (and I still own the latter two), and even on my compact cameras, a Cpx 5400, a P50 and now a Panasonic LX3: the control of the aperture will not as easily result in nice bokeh given the small surface of the sensor and the high pixel count, but at least I can prevent the camera from stopping down to f/8, and thus limit diffraction, which is something I have really seen happening with the LX3!

Come to think of it, when I was shooting an Olympus OM-1, I tended to use it a bit like in A mode: I set the aperture first and then adapted the shutterspeed! And it's the same now when I dust my Nikkormat. And I like the FA because it had A mode...

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