Chapter 6: Manual Control

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Introduction

Whereas Chapter 5 dealt with taking partial control of the camera settings, this chapter is about taking complete control of the settings and learning to manually fine-tune them to reflect your artistic, photographic vision. Although we use the semiautomatic settings described in the previous chapter the most, we use manual controls when we are concerned about being able to absolutely reproduce the results.

There are times when you want the exposure and focus to be fixed at a constant value. For example, suppose you want to take a panoramic shot the old-fashioned way, without using the a7/a7R’s Sweep Panorama ...

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