1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

Auto ISO

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by BBW, May 23, 2011.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    OK, so I'm trying out the auto ISO on this camera since it's so amazing even at 6400 (please note that this time I did not add an extra zero:wink:)...so then I think, what should I program the Fn button for?
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Fn button to the ND Filter.
    But of course....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    BB, the camera is good to 6400, but will only go to 3200 on auto iso. Just fyi if you didin't already know. I shot some very very dark shots in Philly a couple of weeks ago at f2.8 and 3200 at a reasonable shutter speed (I'm thinking in the 1/50 to 1/60 range) and they came out great, so with another aperture stop to go, I'm not sure why I'd need 6400. So I use auto a lot.

    -Ray
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks for reminding me of this, Ray - I did know, but had forgotten!
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I think 100 and 6400 are jpeg only ISOs. They're not "real" camera ISOs, but simulated higher and lower than the actual range of 200-3200 by bumping the exposure and processing appropriately to compensate. Hence, neither are available in raw or in auto-iso.

    -Ray
     
  6. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

    203
    May 6, 2011
    HI Ray
    fascinating - I didn't realise that . . . although I don't really see why they shouldn't be available in auto ISO even so?
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I also thought my raw files were up to 6400.
    I actually pushed to 25600 in LR and the results are good.
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    How do you push in Lightroom?
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    With the exposure slider. It's like push or pull processing.
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Going on a tangent here. Is there a big difference between the exposure slider and brightness slider in LR? I tend to use the brightness slider a whole lot more.
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Oh, OK, gotcha, Don.

    Armando, I'll let someone else give you a definitive answer but I'd say yes there is from my experience.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    758
    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Here's some information that might help clarify:

    Martin Evening video
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Back to the auto ISO thing ...

    Fuji please put the "auto" control on the same menu as ISO settings!!!! Just do it like everyone else does, please!!!

    And while at it, why can't I use the upper control lever to change ISO while using the EVF, but I'm able to change the ISO with the control lever when using OVF?

    Sorry, just had to get it off my chest. Hoping Fuji is listening ...
     
  15. ZDP-189

    ZDP-189 Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189">@Z

    64
    Apr 18, 2011
    I like having a 'preferred ISO' and allowing auto ISO slip from 200 to 3200, though I would have liked 6400 to have been an option. Images still look good at 6400.

    I like the idea of having the ND on the fn button, but it still brings up a ND Y/N menu; I'd assumed they would have realised that it should just be toggled. If only they had given us an optino to use it as a classic Finepix <i><b>F</b></i> button. Hoping Fuji is listening ...