Panasonic G3 needs a grip!
Mike Slade: Great article, hadn't thought of this, I tried M-AUTO ISO & EC (canon 7D), it worked by adjusting the shutter speed, leaving ISO & Aperature the same.
Just how did you implement EC (exposure compensation)?
fpix: Sorry, I do strongly disagree with very many points in this article. Too short space to comment everything, so just some points, based on 7D:- EvM produces in certain situations more than +/-1EV faulty exposure. - Working with high ISO one needs to be very careful with proper exposure. The key is NOT TO UNDEREXPOSE (besides not to overexpose, which is obvious regardless of ISO and camera). No EC in situation when you expect that EvM will fail with more than 1EV makes AutoISO unusable. A real pitty.- I feel you have a bad understanding of M/spot metering from what you say here. Sorry if I am wrong. Manual does no way mean you fiddle around with A/T/ISO & metering until you get the proper exposure. M/spot produces precise, quick and reproductible results if you know how to do it, far better than any ev./matrix metering I have seen so far. AutoISO could be fine sometimes, but with EC.Just open some topics in the forum and I would gladly come with examples, maybe good for more people.
Jeff,You are exactly right. The OP (ultimitsu) continues to act like the lack of EC is unimportant. This just shows either: (1) His total lack of understanding of the need for EC...or.... (2) His bull-headed need to *always* try to be the guru and be correct.Either case, he fails miserably.
In my opinion, *proper implementation* of EC in M-mode with auto-iso is mandatory for good photographers.
Sure would like one for the Panasonic G3....
aVolanche: Interesting and informative read, Wilba. I'd have to agree with you, based on a gut-level feeling. I need to repeat your tests, but am sure I'll get identical results.
Has this changed your approach to using your camera in any way?
No, it changes nothing for me either. Your article, along with Rudy Winston's video at B&H, gives a great look at Canon AF (all the "hows" and "whys"). Nice work!
Interesting and informative read, Wilba. I'd have to agree with you, based on a gut-level feeling. I need to repeat your tests, but am sure I'll get identical results.