F900EXR - I'm in love

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Richard Southworth OP Regular Member • Posts: 423
Re: You want to use Shutter Priority not Aperture Priority

To all,

Discovered another possible gotcha for the F900EXR uninitiated.

Set to A priority and DR400 the maximum shutter speed is apparently 1/1000, not enough for bright days and wideangle (f3.5) shots.  I assume the camera needs the ss headroom to work its magic on DR control.

P mode appears to not have any significant disadvantages wrt A mode, and it protects nicely against this situation.  So the new walk around configuration for me is P, DR400, Auto ISO 3200, M jpeg, and for my taste in color Film Simulation set to S (Astia/soft).

Now am I going to run into any surprises with P?

Richard Southworth

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