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There is no one answer.  Do what works best for you.  You'll need to play a bit to find that out.   That means your initial trials may not be all that great. It's part of the learning cycle.

 

Possible choices: face detection mode.  Or Multi-field metering.  Or forget auto focus and use zone focusing or pure manual mode.

 

If you like looking at the LCD you can use Touch-controlled picture taking.   Look at the LCD and tap on the subject.  The camera will focus on that subject and take the picture.

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There is no one answer.  Do what works best for you.  You'll need to play a bit to find that out.   That means your initial trials may not be all that great. It's part of the learning cycle.

 

Possible choices: face detection mode.  Or Multi-field metering.  Or forget auto focus and use zone focusing or pure manual mode.

 

If you like looking at the LCD you can use Touch-controlled picture taking.   Look at the LCD and tap on the subject.  The camera will focus on that subject and take the picture.

yes, I agree with marchyman.

Touchscreen is great. You set speed on 1/250 and set the ISO at "auto". This will proved tacksharp pictures with a good exposure. You can concentrste on your target. Good luck out there.

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For street I often set my camera up for face detection / wide area AF, 1/2000th shutter speed, auto aperture, auto ISO.

 

If I find time to stop or slow down, I spin the shutter speed round to something slower.

 

With the above settings I can take photos as I'm walking, without looking - like

 

L1150687 by dancook1982, on Flickr

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Dan, 

good, I'll try those settings as well. The speed is very fast. In our "darker" environment I am afraid it would cause too much noise in extremely high ISO.

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Dan, 

good, I'll try those settings as well. The speed is very fast. In our "darker" environment I am afraid it would cause too much noise in extremely high ISO.

"darker environment"? I do live in the UK, that was a NY trip.

 

For an semi-indoor market set to 1/1000th - auto f1.7, ISO 1000 - I would happily go higher. (I even wonder if I added grain here)

 

L1100413 by dancook1982, on Flickr

 

Can't use these settings at night typically

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Yo might want to play with controlling the camera from your phone. It lets you take some very discreet up close shots. 

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"darker environment"? I do live in the UK, that was a NY trip.

 

For an semi-indoor market set to 1/1000th - auto f1.7, ISO 1000 - I would happily go higher. (I even wonder if I added grain here)

 

L1100413 by dancook1982, on Flickr

 

Can't use these settings at night typically

Yes, Dan,I agree with your frown.

If you get the exposure right and know that there won't be much space to lighten shadows then the speed is good. The conversion in B&W is often the better choice. In my hometown there is no interesting light and if you want to find things one has to dig deep to work out something special....all very tiresome rather than inspiring. I am just back from Hong Kong where it was such a great fun: light, drama everything was there.

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Yo might want to play with controlling the camera from your phone. It lets you take some very discreet up close shots.

It requires setup so can be situationally useful.

 

But there us a delay to the shutter, so you can't time things too well. Or respond to spontaneous happenings.

 

I used it once waiting for a train, but that's about it.

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