auto ISO, min shutter speed

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Boudewijn van der Drift Contributing Member • Posts: 604
Re: Changing ISO doesn't change "Exposure"....

1llusive wrote:

Boudewijn van der Drift wrote:

Hm, this happened long ago already.

When shooting slides or other film with fixed ISO you were quite limited in exposure. PASM modes were useful then. When you felt strongly about a shuttertime, like in sports, or an aperture like in portraits.

Now autoISO makes it possible to pick both. Only remnant is, if you are too greedy and use unnecessary fast shuttertime and unnecessary small aperture, you come home with a high ISO, grainy, noisy picture. But you still get a picture if you need that shutter and aperture.

I like to retain Auto(matic), for thoughtless point and shoot situations, though I have a point and shoot LX3 that is smaller and lighter.

Otherwise the mentioned M with autoISO fills everything for me. Aperture and Shuttertime priority can go, as far as I am concerned.

I like the idea of shutter priority in really bright scenes to let the camera reduce exposure, especially if you're moving between dark/bright areas a lot. Of course that can be done manually, too.

Sure, there are always special situations. And a Z should be able to cater for all that. But that could be in menu items. Maybe put Auto also in the menu.

And then the (Auto)PASMU(1-3) knob could be changed to a U(1-8) knob, any of which could be populated with Auto, S and/or A priority and all other settings at will. And the anomaly of how to save A, S or M to Ux would be gone.

Could that be a firmware update + a new U(1-8) sticker to glue onto the knob?

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