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Tonik   Cleveland, US  Registered since 01st Nov 2005 Tue 01-Nov-05 11:17 PM
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"D50 Auto vs Program"



New to the DSLR world, always been a film sort of guy. So far very happy to have made the switch, and very happy with my choice of the 50.

This feels like a simple question, but dig as I might through the manual I can not find much info on how the 'Auto' mode functions, especially in comparison to 'Programed' mode.

Any hints for the noob?

  

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Reply message RE: D50 Auto vs Program edmun
01st Nov 2005
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Reply message RE: D50 Auto vs Program James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography
02nd Nov 2005
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Reply message RE: D50 Auto vs Program Drewhound
02nd Nov 2005
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02nd Nov 2005
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     Reply message RE: D50 Auto vs Program Shred
02nd Nov 2005
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Reply message RE: D50 Auto vs Program Tonik
02nd Nov 2005
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edmun   eugene, US  Registered since 16th Sep 2003 Tue 01-Nov-05 11:24 PM
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Your not alone. It is also true in the D70 manual.

ledmun

  

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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography   Memphis, US  Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004 Wed 02-Nov-05 01:11 AM
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I am not sure if it translate but in my film camera's the Auto mode does not allow alot of changes. But in Program you can adjust the apature up and down and the shutter will correspond. Example if the camera starts at f5.6 and s60 you can change that to f3.5 and s125. This is called flexible program where in auto if the camera say f5.6 and s60 thats what you get. In DSLR's I think Program also lets you change the ISO and not in Auto. But I am not 100% since I have not jumped onto the digital train. Hope this helps.

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Drewhound     Registered since 01st Mar 2007 Wed 02-Nov-05 01:30 AM
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There's a run down of what all the modes do on page 101, auto really just turns it into a point and shoot.

  

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baggss11   Ventura, US  Registered since 29th Oct 2005 Wed 02-Nov-05 03:03 AM
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I'm hoping questions like this will be answered in the two upcomming books listed at the top of the page HERE.

I've ordered both....

New Nikon D50 owner

  

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Shred   FI  Registered since 28th Oct 2005 Wed 02-Nov-05 12:17 PM
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Auto mode automatically pops up the built in flash if necessary and auto iso is enabled.
P mode is much more useful as you can control the flash and select if you want to use auto ISO etc...

  

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Tonik   Cleveland, US  Registered since 01st Nov 2005 Wed 02-Nov-05 01:04 PM
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Got it. Thanks much for all the pointers. Page 101 is very nice, my attenion span must have been slipping by the time I got to that page.

  

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