Originally Posted by deguerre
This just goes to show I'm a digital idiot. I thought I had gone into manual and made adjustments, but must have left the selector switch or it got switched back to auto. These things are complicated compared to my old 35mm manual.
On edit, I checked the settings and it's on 1.8 @ 1/125. But ONLY when it is on "M". Big duh.
My ole timer's an' I kinda forgot about this thread last nite.
Let me liken manual camera photography to welding with a stick machine and new camera photography to mig welding. Once you get past the shock and awe you have ton's of real world experience to fall back on to help you do more than us automatic only knowledge folks. I wish I'd learned the ole fashioned way but I use aperture mode most of the time and then shutter priority to stop or blur motion as needed and don't really want to learn sunny 16, or use a light meter, or chimp my way thru finding the right manual settings. About the only time I use full manual is when shooting a pano to maintain the same settings throughout the series before merging.