Nex 5, help the poor ole shooter out

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Streetshooter, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Allrighty.....
    Simple question.
    My favorite f-stop is 6.3. My favorite starting ISO is 640.
    See the relationship, how the heck do I set either on the camera?

    Do not be afraid of making me look stupid.
    I do a good job myself sometimes...

    Shooter
     
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    I'm not having any trouble finding f 6.3 - it lives right between f 5.6 and 7.1 on the friendly neighborhood aperture dial. But the ISO seems to jump directly from 400 to 800 and I don't see anywhere to change that or to find any of the intermediate settings not on the dial as a default...

    Half an answer OK?

    -Ray
     
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  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Looks like you're going to have to toss a coin between 400 and 800 mate!! :smile:
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    nah Andy... I'll chisel a notch before I give up....
    still searching......

    Thanks Ray....I said sometimes I was stupid.... anyway, the fstop is fine but I gotta figure out this ISO business
     
  5. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    How unusual. You mean you can't set the ISO to anything between??? I'm going to eat some of Andy's popcorn and keep my eye on this thread.:popcorm2:
     
  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I think you are out of luck. Google search turned up nothing, and there's nothing in the manual about partial stops. Can't find any menu picks, either, for partial stop settings.
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Yeah..... sure burst a bubble but I'll figure this out....
     
  8. BBW

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    :tongue: Sorry, but I have to... All in good nature, Don!
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    It's like no one on the earth with this camera wonders about things like this....
    Maybe it's me......
     
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  10. Janis

    Janis SC Regular

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    Nov 22, 2010
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    I'm getting the camera next week and I find that ISO issue very weird! Are there any other big jumps in ISO like that?
     
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  11. keep mine at 600

    So far I have kept mine mostly at 600, jumping up to 1600 at times. I guess they figure you don't need to be that precise. I know I don't really need it.

    Not what you want to hear but it jumps in intervals of 200. To get around this would require hacking the software, something I have not skill enough to do.
     
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  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Janis,
    Don't panic. I'm just weird about things like this.
    I always find missing the thing I want with any camera.
    The Nex is great and I'm really into it.
    I'll come up with an answer tomorrow as I walk the streets with it....
    Stay tuned....
     
  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 21, 2010
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    You have 600 and intervals of 200? I just have full stops - 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800.

    Don, this is the kind of thing I don't think about. Between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO I always seem to be able to find the right exposure. And there's so much information lurking in the shadows and highlight of this camera I always seem to be able to find what I need in PP if its not dead on when I first pull it up...

    -Ray
     
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  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    It isn't really that weird. You often get well up into your "prosumer" cameras before they start offering 1/3 stop ISO setting increments.
     
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  15. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    As far as I know the camera will pick any number of in-between ISO settings if it needs to when in A mode.
    I have shots at 250, 320, 500, 640 etc , but I don't know of any way to set these yourself via the ISO dial.

    As for wondering about these things - no I don't. The difference in speed between 400-640 0r 640-800 is 1/2 a stop. I shoot in RAW so can adjust half a stop either way without a problem. The difference in quality/noise between 400-800 is nearly non-existent so either and anything in between is fine.
     
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  16. Oops, I ment 800. Sorry.
     
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  17. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    It's not a big deal. I just like to know everything about the camera I'm working with. I like to know how it thinks.
    I like to understand how it makes me think and work. I don't see it as a limitation, I see it as an adjustment in thought process....

    I do that all the time.....
     
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