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Pardon my French


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The link below


is to a 13-page paper I wrote about when to use automated settings and when manual settings. It is in French, but you can easily and automatically translate it in English if you wish.

Using DeepL, for instance, this is what you would get for the first paragraph:

The settings discussed here are mainly those for exposure and focus. Is it a good idea to use the camera's automatic functions for these, or is it better to do it manually? I'll also be talking about automatic settings designed to stabilize the shot by compensating for the photographer's inevitable parasitic movements. When should they be activated? When do they do more harm than good?