Pointless to set an upper auto ISO limit. You agree?

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Pointless to set an upper auto ISO limit. You agree?

So this is something that's crossed my mind a few times lately and i finally remembered to do a thread on it. Every camera has it, auto ISO upper limit. Tell your camera not to go above 12k or 25k ect. And i see tons of people using it all the time and i don't see why. Here's the point.

If you are light starved, one should already be using the fastest aperture possible (either by lens limit or artistic choice), and the slowest acceptable SS. So if ISO needs to go beyond the limit set, what happens? The shot is simply underexposed or you don't take it at all. But isn't it better to have the shot with extra noise than the alternative?

Im just trying to see the logic in using a feature like the ISO limit, and wondering if im the only one. Anybody else wonder about this?

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