ISO Dial Obsession

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
gerard boulanger Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
Do you like a PSAM dial?

rich789 wrote:

What is the big deal about finally having an ISO dial on a modern camera.

It was fine on film cameras where you mainly only changed the ISO when you used a roll of film that was a different speed. Surely it is easier and quicker to assign a FN button to ISO ,no need to take your eye from the viewfinder, look down at the camera to see what you are doing, press a button, turn a dial and maybe want to do it all again for the next shot.

Is it just nostalgia or am I missing something here.

You could say the same thing about the aperture ring and shutter speed diasl. For example a PSAM dial will let you pick the mode, then you will need to adjust the speed and/or aperture with wheel/knob.

Having an ISO dial let you preselect a setting without having the camera turned on, same for aperture and shutter.

One thing I found strange is the PSAm dial on ther Nikon Df , that one os absolutely not necessary if they added an "A" selection on the shutter speed dial

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