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New to DSLR and Nikon D7100

Giltic

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Giltic Registered since 11th Nov 2013
Mon 11-Nov-13 06:20 PM

Hi to all of you!
I am a new member and an owner of a brand new Nikon D7100. This is my first DSLR so I am still trying to find my way through the settings.
The main task of the camera is to shoot indoor sports. My daughter is in Hip-Hop and Street dancing so we go to a lot of competitions all over the Europe.
So, the first question I would like to ask is about the Aperture priority an Manual settings.
I usually use Manual settings when I am shooting the competitions. I set the time to 1/400 or 1/500, aperture to 2.8 or 3.2 and I use Auto ISO with exposure compensation (if needed).
But... I have found that a lot of sports shooters use Aperture priority. If I understand correctly they set minimum shutter speed in Auto ISO and then they just adjust aperture.
I don't understand why this would be better way. If the camera is in Manual mode then I can set time and aperture instantly with dials and Auto ISo worries for the right exposure. If needed I can adjust the exposure compensation.
I hop my english is good enough so you could understand, what I was trying to ask.
Thanks a lot for the answers.
Best regards.

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