D800 Auto ISO and a new shooting location

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D800 Auto ISO and a new shooting location
Jun 16, 2014

My wife told me she was going to give me the antique mailbox I wanted for Father's Day and we visited a large (like three warehouse buildings) antique store nearby. It's HUGE and looks like somebodies unkept garage piled full of stuff.  After we bought the mailbox for an absurd price the owner of the business seemed glad to let me wander around with a camera for however long I pleased.  Probably hoping I would find something else to buy

I carried the D800 and thought it might be a good opportunity to experiment with Auto ISO and the 50mm f1.8, which I had previously almost never used. The light was kinda neat from a color/direction/quality standpoint. Sort of muted from the plastic skylights and filtering between the rows of junk.  If you don't commonly visit places like this you might find some interesting photo opportunities.

I just picked my favorite f stop, set it on A with Auto ISO from 100 to 6400 and Auto WB and didn't do much else except check the histogram occasionally. I'm rather pleased and think I'll have to use this feature more often.

In the event that anyone is interested in the results they are available at http://nightstreets.zenfolio.com/p1068235607

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