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Low speed issue with 16 mm

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Questions thread
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Low speed issue with 16 mm
Apr 30, 2013

I own a Nex 3 with the Sony 50 mm and the Sony 16 mm. I usually shoot on aperture priority mode / auto ISO. When using the 16 mm with this setup, the camera often chooses a speed as low as 1/30 s, while staying at ISO 200. It's ok for landscape, but whenever something is moving on the frame, it will be blurred. Why doesn't it choose a higher ISO / faster speed combination ? ISO 400 or ISO 800 wouldn't hurt much.

The solutions I tried weren't really satisfactory.

  • Speed priority : I have to keep adjusting the speed all the time, and  it's not handy at all when you want to control DOF.
  • Manual ISO setting : same issue there, I keep changing ISO all the time. It's however the best solution I've found so far, because it still gives me aperture control.

I mainly use the 16 mm for street photography. The lighting conditions change very quickly : inside / outside buildings, etc.

I forgot to say that I shoot raw.

Does other Nex camera have this issue ? How do you 16 mm users bypass it ?

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