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What ISO do you use most of the time?

 
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Jun 23, 2010 21:56 |  #1
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Please share what camera body and what ISO do you find yourself shooting most of the time?


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Jun 23, 2010 22:00 |  #2

trick question:p


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Jun 23, 2010 22:01 |  #3

When I walk out the door and the sun is up, it's set to 400,. but the real answer is I set it to get the shutter speeds i need.. with a little leeway if possible.


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CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #10416314 (external link)
When I walk out the door and the sun is up, it's set to 400,. but the real answer is I set it to get the shutter speeds i need.. with a little leeway if possible.

So you wouldn't shoot at ISO100/200 when in bright sunlight?


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Jun 23, 2010 22:10 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #5

There is no simple and accurate answer. It depends on the lens, the lighting conditions, and what you are trying to capture.


I have shot at any where from ISO 100 to 128,000. Yes, 128,000 to get a grainly shot...instead of no shot. Depends on the circumstances.




  
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Jun 23, 2010 22:11 |  #6

So you wouldn't shoot at ISO100/200 when in bright sunlight?

I would, again, I think I stated the point that I set the ISO to what I need to get a good shutter spped, with some leeway.
I usually shoot lenses a little longer than yours, at subjects that move pretty fast, so I need higher shutter speeds than most to get a sharp image.
So my rule of thumb is set to 400 iso and go from there.

Frankly though, exposed properly, 400 ISO on any modern DLSR is going to look just as good as, if not better than, 100 ISO for most applications.

Seriously, ISO is a setting just like aperture and shutter speed, and what we set these to hinges on the situation and intent. There is no one best ISO setting. If there were, we would not have the adjustment available in the first place.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:12 |  #7

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #10416314 (external link)
When I walk out the door and the sun is up, it's set to 400,. but the real answer is I set it to get the shutter speeds i need.. with a little leeway if possible.


Agreed - if you're looking for a rule of thumb, that's as good as any.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:13 |  #8

In studio I shoot 100 ISO. Outside all depends on light values. If I'm shooting landscapes: 100-200 ISO,
If I'm shooting small birds that are moving around quickly 400 ISO and up so I can shoot around f8, In dark shadow I've shot at 1600 ISO to assure a fast enough shutter speed wide open.

Generally a good average setting would be 400.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:20 |  #9

Whatever I need to get the shot I want.




  
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Jun 23, 2010 22:24 |  #10

I'm set to 400, but drop down a soon as possible.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:26 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #11

Usually 1600, sometimes 800 or 3200, rarely lower.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:28 |  #12

ISO 400


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Jun 23, 2010 22:43 |  #13

100.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:45 |  #14

Iso 200 is my default iso. I'd change it depend on the condition but I almost always have iso 200 for normal daylight shooting.


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Jun 23, 2010 22:48 |  #15

4x4rock wrote in post #10416530 (external link)
Iso 200 is my default iso. I'd change it depend on the condition but I almost always have iso 200 for normal daylight shooting.

Ditto...


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