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Offline Glank27

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A question about setting the ISO
« on: June 11, 2009, 03:17:21 PM »
I would like to ask if its best to set the ISO on Auto rather than choosing one that you wish. I like to shoot mostly at 100 ISO since its noise free, but sometimes pictures tend t be a bit dark because of the limited sensitivity. In view of all this it is always better to trust the cameras ISO needs and set to Auto? Thanks in advance.
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Re: A question about setting the ISO
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 03:47:18 PM »
I tend to shoot mostly on shutter priority however when I do switch to Auto I always override the ISO to the lowest possible as well as adjusted the exposure comp before resorting to bumping up the ISO.
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Re: A question about setting the ISO
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 04:04:48 PM »
I never shoot on auto. Also should you want to keep in on auto make sure you change the setting in your camera to a limited range from 200-800- or the camera will easily shoot objects @ ISO1600 that could have been shot @ 400. I set my camera usually to ISO200 and when I see that the shutter speed gets to slow than I change it to ISO400... (I shoot in aperture priority most of the time)
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Re: A question about setting the ISO
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 07:53:06 PM »
I agree with whats has already been said, i never use auto ISO and choose to change the setting manually, depending on appeture and shutter speed being used. I like Stef nearly always shoot appeture priority.

Only upping the ISO when shutter speeds fall below say 1/100 sec if i were using a 300mm lens.