No minimum shutter speed --> My simple workaround

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No minimum shutter speed --> My simple workaround
2 months ago

So a few weeks ago I asked for help in the overcoming a problem which many of you are no-doubt familiar with - the lack of control over minimum shutter speed:  http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3709982

I just wanted to update you with the solution (or more of a workaround) that I'm using.

My issue is that I always want full DoF control, so shoot 90% of the time in A-priority... but I'm also lazy so allow Auto-ISO, which has worked well with most of my manual lenses (all <50mm), right up until I bought a 90mm F2.5.  I then ran into the problem that Sony's default minimum shutter speed when shooting 'without lens' is 1/60.  I'm just not good enough to get clean shots at that speed and really needed 1/90 or 1/100.

My work around is simply to pre-set up S-priority at 1/100.  I then carry on using A-priority right up to the point I notice that shutter speeds have dropped to 1/60.  One simple click of the mode dial to S-priority and then I can happily continue snapping away.  If at any point I spot over-exposure, one click back to A-priority and all is well.

Shot last night, with pretty dismal lighting conditions:

Shutter locked at 1/100 (AutoISO selected 4000!)

Hope that helps anyone else.

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