View Full Version : [10D] What's your preferred ISO setting?
December 2nd, 2003, 02:38 AM
Seems like I've lately kept my 10D at ISO 400 unless there's some specific need to go higher. I only use 100 for controlled situations like macro photo. I realize this would probably be different if I lived in a sunnier place like California :) I feel ISO 100 to 400 is mostly about choosing a value that lets you dial in a good aperture and shutter time, not so much a choice of picture quality. What's your take on ISO, do you feel the noise at 400 is OK for it to be used as the default setting?
December 2nd, 2003, 03:09 AM
I use ISO to get the shutter speed and aperature I am looking for..
If absolute clarity and noise free is what I am after, better use a flash or not take the picture at all on a lot of occassions . .
December 2nd, 2003, 09:00 AM
Indoors I use 400 or more. Outdoors it depends on whether I'm shooting stills or action. With stills I use 100 in full sun, with action or movement I use 200 or more depending on the shutter I need.
Due to the shakiness of my hands, I prefer to have noise in my shots rather than camera shake. I can fix the noise but can't do much with blurred pictures.
That said, I ended up taking pictures indoors at a wedding and forgot to think about proper use of ISO. I was very lucky to get some slow shutter shots without too much camera shake, thanks to the 17-40 lens that I was using.
One of these days I will remember to check all my settings when I have to remember it. :-)
December 2nd, 2003, 09:58 AM
I also use shutter speed as a driver. The ISO is generally the used only to accomadate the shutter and aperture desired.
December 2nd, 2003, 10:35 AM
My philosophy is as low as possible to get the shot! If I can shoot 100 great otherwise I bump it up.
In practise I find I hardly ever use 200, simply because I cannot tell the difference between 200 and 400 and do not waste the time ensuring it is enough extra speed.