ISO Dial Obsession

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sgoldswo
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Re: ISO Dials are great
In reply to rich789, 7 months ago

rich789 wrote:

What is the big deal about finally having an ISO dial on a modern camera.

It was fine on film cameras where you mainly only changed the ISO when you used a roll of film that was a different speed. Surely it is easier and quicker to assign a FN button to ISO ,no need to take your eye from the viewfinder, look down at the camera to see what you are doing, press a button, turn a dial and maybe want to do it all again for the next shot.

Is it just nostalgia or am I missing something here.

It's no different from adjusting shutter speed or aperture manually, which is the reason many people like the Fuji X cameras. I own a Nikon Df, which also has an ISO dial, its actually one of the best things about the camera and very easy to adjust with the camera held to your eye. Perhaps I just prefer manual/analogue controls.

Ironically enough it was one of the bits of feedback I gave to Chris Dodkin to take to the Fujifilm stand at CES - not knowing of course they were about to release the X-T1...

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