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JLai81
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Apr 11, 2012 12:01 |  #1

Do you use safety shift?

Why or why not?


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Apr 11, 2012 12:19 |  #2

I just googled it so I think you know what my answer is...


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Apr 11, 2012 12:34 |  #3

I also think it's kinda pointless on the 5D3 since it has a working auto-ISO. Maybe the Av option is useful, but I never use it.
On the older body such as 1D3, you can make it act similar to auto-ISO by limiting the minimum shutter speed and turning of Safety-Shift ISO.


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Apr 11, 2012 14:22 |  #4

ahendarman wrote in post #14248130 (external link)
I also think it's kinda pointless on the 5D3 since it has a working auto-ISO. Maybe the Av option is useful, but I never use it.
On the older body such as 1D3, you can make it act similar to auto-ISO by limiting the minimum shutter speed and turning of Safety-Shift ISO.

Have not gotten the 5DIII in hand yet, but I do use safety shift on my 1DIII. It is one of the handiest features I use on the 1D.


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Apr 11, 2012 14:43 |  #5

Crap...now I have "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats stuck in my head.

"S(sss) - A(aaa) - F(fff) - E(eee) - T(ttt) - Y(yyy)..."

Gonna be a long day...haha




  
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Apr 11, 2012 14:47 |  #6

Someone clarify what "safety shift" is for those of us lacking the feature??? At least we think we lack it!




  
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Apr 11, 2012 15:28 |  #7

John from PA wrote in post #14248838 (external link)
Someone clarify what "safety shift" is for those of us lacking the feature??? At least we think we lack it!

Let's say you have your ISO set at 6400 from last night's party. And the next morning, you go out and try to go take photos on a beautiful, bright day. You open up to 2.8 to get your desired DOF, and your image comes out white, even at 1/8000. Safety shift will automatically lower your ISO in these 'emergency' situations where you're risking massive overexposure or underexposure.


I use it. It rarely comes into play, but it's a nice little feature.




  
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Apr 11, 2012 15:32 |  #8

I don't use it... call me "old school" or an "old fart", but I can set my own ISO and know how to do so, thankyouverymuch. If it's wrong, I only have my self to blame. I don't use Auto ISO either. I do use Av and Tv and even P from time to time, depending upon the situation. That's enough automation for me.


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Apr 11, 2012 15:36 |  #9

amfoto1 wrote in post #14249086 (external link)
I don't use it... call me "old school" or an "old fart", but I can set my own ISO and know how to do so, thankyouverymuch. If it's wrong, I only have my self to blame. I don't use Auto ISO either. I do use Av and Tv and even P from time to time, depending upon the situation. That's enough automation for me.

It can't hurt... That's my philosophy. If you whip out your camera for a shot and just forget that you had some crazy ISO setting from the night before... you might miss your first few. But most of my day-to-day shooting is done with an all-manual Fuji rangefinder so sometimes I really like indulging in some of these DSLR luxuries.




  
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Apr 11, 2012 15:39 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #10

I have that feature on my T90 (1986) very useful it is too, I tend to leave it on most of the time.

John:)


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Apr 11, 2012 16:25 |  #11

JLai81 wrote in post #14247932 (external link)
Do you use safety shift?

Why or why not?

No, I don't.

Why don't I? Because I had never even heard of it before I read this thread.
I don't know what it is, and I generally try to avoid using things if I don't know what they are. :D


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Apr 11, 2012 16:28 |  #12

After looking at the first picture taken on the screen, I instantly know it's a mile off. Time to check what I forgot...

Back in the film days, that would have been golden. But now, with instant feedback, so what if the first frame is wasted?

Oh yea...I never heard of it before this thread.


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Apr 11, 2012 18:00 |  #13

Thanks for the definition; guess I don't have safety shift on a 60D.




  
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