Choosing ISO settiings

Started Feb 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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OlyChamp Veteran Member • Posts: 4,451
Choosing ISO settiings

Just some questions for you technical types. I shoot regularly with the SP570UZ on auto ISO and I note a majority of my shots, especially outdoors, are set at 64 ISO. Now I see a lot of shots when I peruse this forum and ISO settings vary markedly. Most range between 100 and 400, with some exif data showing above 400.

Should I be trying differing ISO settings when I take outdoor shots to see what works for me or should I trust Auto ISO and go with what the camera selects? I think I know the answer, trial the different settings.

Ok so with that in mind, try different settings. What should I be looking at when selecting different ISO settings, especially pertaining to light, exposure, focal length?

I know this might sound silly, but I saw Digi's swim pics and he had an ISO setting of 800 and the photo images are superb. I'm wondering if I chose that setting my own shots and expertise will improve. I'm also hoping that this might help other amateurs out their to improve their craft too.


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