ISO is always 200 when I use flash (EPL1 user)

Started Jul 2, 2011 | Discussions thread
Michael Meissner
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Re: ISO is always 200 when I use flash (EPL1 user)

kev777zero wrote:

I raise the ISO while using flash because I want the background to be bright enough to make my figure blend in better to the image, for example:

If I had left the ISO at 200 & fired my flash, it would've been an overexposure figure of her with a black background (& I still failed in this image to dial in enough ISO to make the background exposure match the subject). I'm okay w/ fixing around ISO while using flash, but it's definitely an extra hassle & gets you more busy when you're doing shots of people

Given you are shooting in manual mode, have you enabled auto ISO for manual mode (page 75 of the fine manual)? If not, as soon as you switch to M mode, the camera locks the ISO at 200. And experimenting with using slow sync or forced flash may also help.

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