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Tonik

Cleveland, US
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Tonik Registered since 01st Nov 2005
Tue 01-Nov-05 11:17 PM

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?

edmun

eugene, US
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#1. "RE: D50 Auto vs Program" | In response to Reply # 0

edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003
Tue 01-Nov-05 10:24 PM

Your not alone. It is also true in the D70 manual.

ledmun

James23p

Memphis, US
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#2. "RE: D50 Auto vs Program" | In response to Reply # 1

James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004
Wed 02-Nov-05 12:11 AM

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


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#3. "RE: D50 Auto vs Program" | In response to Reply # 0

Drewhound Registered since 01st Mar 2007
Wed 02-Nov-05 12:30 AM

There's a run down of what all the modes do on page 101, auto really just turns it into a point and shoot.

baggss11

Ventura, US
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#4. "RE: D50 Auto vs Program" | In response to Reply # 3

baggss11 Registered since 29th Oct 2005
Wed 02-Nov-05 02:03 AM

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

Shred

FI
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#5. "RE: D50 Auto vs Program" | In response to Reply # 4

Shred Registered since 28th Oct 2005
Wed 02-Nov-05 11:17 AM

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...

Tonik

Cleveland, US
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#6. "RE: D50 Auto vs Program" | In response to Reply # 0

Tonik Registered since 01st Nov 2005
Wed 02-Nov-05 12:04 PM


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.

G