I decided to use the A mode in my camera for a change, only because so many people say that manual is not the only way to shoot and occasionally you need to use the other modes....so I tried. Normally, 100% of the time when I shoot in manual I make sure that my shutter speed exceeds the focal length of my lens. So if I am shooting with my zoom lens ( which is most of the time) and I have it set at 300mm then my shutter speed will no doubt be set at 1/320 sec. or above, leaving my ISO as low as possible and my f /stop as wide as possible for the shot.
In aperture mode of f/5.6 the camera chose to set the shutter speed to 1/40 sec. even though the focal length of the lens was set at 150 mm. So what happens when the shutter speed is lower than the focal length and no tripod.....distortion. While it is not so noticeable in the above photo, it is definitely noticeable when the photo is enlarged.
I know where I focused (eye) but when I pressed the shutter release button apparently something moved. So the question is ......should the f/stop been increased or........?
I am open to suggestions but truth be known I am more inclined to stick to manual mode. Sure there are times that I have lost a shot because of the time that it took me to set everything up, but in the long run I feel like I am in control or am I? :)