E-5 Auto ISO in Manual mode
Thank you Julie, Peter and Dave. That sounds simple enough. Amazing how the eye only sees what the mind knows. I never paid attention to the lightmeter, just utilizing exposure compensation. Of course if I can dial a exposure compensation, there is a lightmeter in the equation! Don't know why I thought exposure was some occult art involving memorizing rules of thumb like sunny 16 etc.
And thank you Dave for alerting me to the noise issue with fractional ISO stops.