Are there any "rules" for using ISO?

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Are there any "rules" for using ISO?
In reply to Hugowolf, Apr 3, 2013

Hugowolf wrote:

There are no rules as such. You just want the lowest ISO that will give you the shutter speed and aperture you need.

If your shots are not exposed correctly using a semi-automatic mode like shutter or aperture priority, it has nothing to do with ISO, it is an exposure problem. What exposure mode are you using: spot, partial, matrix/evalutive, average?

I have the setting at matrix/evaluative.

Does your camera not have an auto ISO mode?

Yes, my Nikon D7000 (sorry, forgot to mention that) does have auto ISO, but I have never tried it.   Sounds like it might be a good idea to give it a try...  My reason initially for not using it was because I wanted to learn to use the camera functions, not let the camera do everything for me.  Forgot all about it!

Thanks Brian!


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