ISO Dial Obsession

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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In reply to rich789, Feb 11, 2014

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.

I believe it is time for modern cameras to switch to the ISO-less paradigm. So that the raw data is always recorded at base sensor sensitivity, and that "ISO gain" is only used for the default brightening level for image preview and for JPG. The advantage being in avoiding blowing highlights with higher ISO if shooting raw (while everything would still look the same when shooting JPG).

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