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| p.1 #20 · Why do we need a mode dial, again? |
Kerry Pierce wrote:
I have a hard time understanding why you'd change modes so often that it would be a chore. My cameras are on A the vast majority of the time.
First of all, this is not Fuji only. All rangefinders and older SLRs also had the same way. It is really very simple. You have one dial for shutter, and another dial for aperture. That is it. Aperture dial always sets aperture and Shutter dial always sets shutter. There are no shooting modes and the behavior of dials does not change based on selected mode (as it does on all modern DSLRs).
The icing on the cake is that aperture dial is on the lens, so the right finger/thumb can do other things.
It is like the AF-On button thing. Once...Show more →
How is that any different from using Manual mode on any Nikon that has 2 dials, the main command and sub command dials? You can even reverse them, putting Aperture on the Main and Shutter on the Sub dial.
All of the mid to higher end Nikon dslr's have both dials, from the d7000 on up, in the more modern generations. I do have a d5100 that doesn't have both dials, but all of my other cameras do. Again, I use Aperture mode the vast majority of the time, rather than Manual mode, so for me, even though I get it, I don't use it. I like to let the shutter speed float, much more often than not.