Manual (Two Photographs)

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I have been trying Auto-ISO with my camera in manual exposure mode, thus whatever aperture or shutter speed I choose; the camera adjusts the ISO. This allows me to more quickly and easily shift to a high shutter speed for birds in flight or a smaller aperture for insects. In practice exposure compensation still needs fiddling with as the cameras exposure meter is still only a guide to exposure. So far manual exposure with auto ISO seems to me to be increasingly workable.

17 responses

  1. I have also been using this mode a lot lately, and really like it. I have found that some shooting situations require you to set higher or lower maximum ISO settings to make it truly flexible.


    June 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

  2. shungphotography

    I have been using the setting you described quite a lot lately, especially for birds (bald eagles) in flight or stationary. Changing f-stop and/or shutter speed is literally at your finger tips and just let the camera set the ISO with preset limits.


    June 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

  3. Great images, Victor! I will have to try this myself.


    June 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm

  4. interesting results from your experiments. Well done. 🙂


    June 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm

  5. When working out in the swamps here auto ISO is the only option. Panning on a bird in flight can go from bright southern skies right into a dark swamp canopy. No way we can compensate for that.


    June 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm

  6. Great idea. I never thought to try that. I’m gonna give that a go next time I’m out. I think you’re right and that will give me greater control. Thanks for sharing. PS…beautiful shot here of the flowers.


    June 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm

  7. Seattle Park Lover

    Now that I have a camera that performs well at higher ISO I almost never set ISO. Just customizing it with minimum shutter speed and max ISO does the trick. (Until I forget which custom ISO I’m using and it’s all wrong that is.)

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    June 28, 2017 at 9:33 am

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