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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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Exposure Modes

(User’s Manual – D300S page 104; D300 page 104)

I mentioned my old Nikon FM in the beginning of this chapter. I remember that camera with fondness, since that was when I got really serious about photography. It’s hard for me to imagine that it has already been 30 years since I last used my FM! Things were simpler back then. Now that I think about it, I remember my grandma saying something similar about her Brownie Hawkeye.

When I say simple, I mean that the FM had a basic center-weighted light meter, a manual exposure dial, and manual aperture settings. I had to decide how to create the image in all aspects. It was a camera with only one mode—M, or Manual.

Later on, I bought a Nikon FE and was amazed to use its A mode, or Aperture ...

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