Auto ISO with the M5/M50 - how are you coping with the limited adjustability??

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RLight Senior Member • Posts: 1,352
Re: Auto ISO with the M5/M50 - how are you coping with the limited adjustability??

Jens H wrote:

I would love to add a M50 as my second camera to my Canon RP. The M50 with the fabulous EF-M 32mm would be a dream!

But I hesitate because of the limited adjustability of auto ISO. Just 1/focal length shutter speed is not good enough for me, for instance 1/40 with the 32mm would cause a lot of blurred images with my not so stable hands. I experienced this with the M and the EF-M 22mm, in the end I gave up and sold the combo (for this and other reasons). With the RP I can adjust within auto ISO the minimum shutter speed to faster (or slower) thus generating for instance with a 50mm a minimum shutter speed of 1/100 which is fine for me. Yes I can always monitor the shutter speed and select higher ISO in manual ISO if needed, but to be honest, this is distracting for me; I really prefer to select aperture in "Av" mode let the camera doing anything else and concentrate fully on image composition. Using "Tv" or "P" mode would limit selection of preferred aperture. Using the slow zooms with IS is not a desirable alternative for me. So how do you handle this?


Set f-stop to f/1.4 and shutter to 1/100 and leave ISO Auto which will let the camera dip into the ISO as needed but hold the 1/100 and f/1.4.

If on the M5, I'd set that to say C1.

On the M50, I'd set it to just M if I'm doing that a lot, which I suspect you are.

Do an M50 btw, much better low light AF (-1EV of the M5 vs -2EV of the M50)

There's always the cliché answer of the next camera will fix this, but I suspect the M5 II may. With any luck, the M5 II gives us IBIS, which combined with that 32, should be pretty juicy, in addition to -2EV (or better) low light and C modes.

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