NEX shutter and ISO settings?

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TeaAholic Regular Member • Posts: 162
NEX shutter and ISO settings?

Hello fellow NEX users,

Does it bug you that the NEX doesn't have options to limit or to set lower, upper shutter and ISO limits in semi-automatic modes? With wide angles and standard primes, the camera with slow the shutter down to 1/60, then start increasing the ISO until 3200, then reducing the shutter once again. I think it would great to customise the camera's behaviour, or even better, have different profiles depending on what lens is attached and whether or not OSS is active.

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blue_skies Veteran Member • Posts: 9,877
Re: NEX shutter and ISO settings?

TeaAholic wrote:

Hello fellow NEX users,

Does it bug you that the NEX doesn't have options to limit or to set lower, upper shutter and ISO limits in semi-automatic modes? With wide angles and standard primes, the camera with slow the shutter down to 1/60, then start increasing the ISO until 3200, then reducing the shutter once again. I think it would great to customise the camera's behaviour, or even better, have different profiles depending on what lens is attached and whether or not OSS is active.

Yes min shutter and max ISO control have been long standing request from all of us.

Even ranges (min-max) for both would be desirable. And preferably being able to store them as profiles in Custom-Settings (C1, C2, C3).

But we stopped being hopeful with each new FW release.

I guess that Sony is reserving this for 'PRO'-line of cameras, and that customer support just doesn't want to get burdened by people who got less-than-desired-results by having set improper limits.

Perhaps something that the 7N may offer?

With the newer fast OSS lenses, the 1/60th is also a non-desirable cut-off. Depending on subject, you can shoot much slower before bumping the ISO (whereas with other subjects you may want a faster cutoff). I have noticed that on some (fast) lenses the camera will select slower, but not on others. And there is iAuto+ now, but I have not played enough to comment on the newer algorithms.

Usually A mode and S mode provide workable work-arounds.

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Henry

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uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 2,037
Re: NEX shutter and ISO settings?

If one does not like what a camera does in automatic iauto modes, there is always the intelligent photographer ip mode available.

Just set to A or S or P mode and dial in what you want.

TeaAholic OP Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: NEX shutter and ISO settings?

uhligfd wrote:

If one does not like what a camera does in automatic iauto modes, there is always the intelligent photographer ip mode available.

Just set to A or S or P mode and dial in what you want.

Actually, I never use iAuto mode, I'm always using Av mode. It's just a pain to always lower the ISO because it's always tries to keep the shutter speed at 1/60 by increasing the ISO.

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uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 2,037
Re: NEX shutter and ISO settings?

This can't be so. In A mode I keep my ISO fixed as I like it and the shutter gets adjusted for proper exposure.

You must have some auto set, definitely!  In A mode YOU set aperture and the ISO and the camera sets the speed.

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