E-5 vs K-5 ii Locked

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Re: K-5 ii vs OMD - EM5 test at the camera store
In reply to DaveP E1, Feb 20, 2013

DaveP E1 wrote:

With such a range of usable ISO the Tv mode sounds interesting.

I'm sure you meant TAv mode. I use it mostly for two situations.

  1. Low ambient light: If I shoot in Aperture mode, the camera often chooses too high a shutter speed. If I shoot in Tv mode, the camera will open the aperture all the way. The FA 50mm 1.4 for example is soft wide open, so I like to shoot at 1.8 or 2.0. With TAv mode and this lens, I could select say 1/30s and f2, and the ISO floats.
  2. Long tele: I like to stop down for sharpness and DOF, and I need to freeze motion and reduce shake, so I use TAv to make the exposure and let the ISO climb.
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