Is the N1 the action/wildlife kit for me?

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Tord S Eriksson
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Re: Depends - Auto ISO work-around for 1600
In reply to DaveR43, 5 months ago

DaveR43 wrote:

rb0321 wrote:

dougjgreen1 wrote:

Actually, on the V2, Auto ISO can be chosen up to 800 and 3200.

On the V1 it's up to 400 and 800 and 3200. It's 1600 that is not selectable on either one.

I mostly shoot in auto 800 mode

This is the most frustrating aspect of the V1 for me, everything else I've gotten used to. For my use ISO 800 isn't high enough so I've been keeping it at ISO 3200 lately. Sometimes it's a bit too high, but not often and I get a decent number of shots in the ISO 1000-2500 range that clean up well enough in Lightroom.

I agree this is a frustrating aspect to the Nikon 1 series. I've successfully used a work-around - Auto 3200 with exposure compensation set to +1, which effectively means the ISO setting is Auto 1600. It works very well in my experience. The only time you need to be careful is if you go into bright sunshine, when the highlights can easily get blown. But when working indoors or in dim conditions outside it works perfectly.

I have to test that!

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