Thats a good question, the one thing I would like in my camera is a way to bios my iso, if I could adjust the iso to not be so radical in its movements in some situations shooting wildlife I would not put 20 mile's on the top wheel in shadow and bright sunlight situation's,...Like shooting fox kit's in the shade this spring, turning on that wheel the entire time because the camera had way to big a swing. There's a lot of brain stuff going on during shooting and PP after the fact to get something like this shot. It looks a gentle light but life is not that kind to us lol
posted by Pondrader originally in forum: Wildlife
I insert a couple of cents worth of suggestions.
In the example frame with high DR, we get 2 choices, annually expose, or semiautomatic using on of the AE modes.
If your AE was over exposing, first thing to do is double check that it wasn't due forgetting that you set a crazy +EC. (I doubt it.)
So leaving auto ISO (a semi manual mode as it relies on AE) requires better choice and manual intervention of AE. I find Evaluative AE unreliable due to its averaging algorithms. (I don't recall if it let's us choose between center weighted averaging, or if that is only for flash AE). Anyway, in a shot with high DR, as the photog, you'll get best results by using Partial (15% of frame area, so about center 40% of height and 40%of width) or Spot AE (3% pf Fram area, so about center 17% of height and width), and choosing what part of the frame you want it to measure. If you dont want to meter the center portion of the frame due to composition desires, you'll need to use AELOCK using the center, and then recompose. Personally, I have a lot of luck using Partial AE along with EC as necessary. Exceptions needing ae lock infrequently occur. In your example, I would have tried partial as framed to start. It might have required a little -EC in camera or in post. I would expect Evaluative to have created over exposed image due to the quantity of darkness cross the frame (creating a low average). I know it is supposed to be biased by active af point, but I don't find it too successful.