Using ND filter with Sony Nex 7

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Max Burke New Member • Posts: 17
Using ND filter with Sony Nex 7

Did a quick search of the forum, cant find if this has been discussed previously...

I have just bought an ND 8 filter to us with my Nex 7 and A 65.

I tried it with my Nex 7 and the 18-55 kit lens, and noticed something curious.

If I have the camera set on program auto, the ND filter has no effect, the camera takes correctly exposed photos with normal shutter speeds and apertures.

The camera has to be set to either manual, shutter mode, or aperture mode to be able to use the ND filter to set slow shutter speeds to get motion blur or to stop overexposure with brightly lit/full sunlight scenes.

This isn't a problem for me, but I'm curious how the camera 'compensates' for the ND filter in program auto mode, and takes correctly exposed photos.

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