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ZeeKay Registered since 20th Mar 2010Wed 29-Aug-12 05:02 PM
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"D7000 Auto ISO and Speedlight"


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Hi Nikonians,

I had an interesting experience while shooting with my D7000 with SB-600. I would love to get your thoughts on how this camera meters the scene with a speedlight for indoors and outdoors.

I was shooting at a BBQ recently and the setting was mixed. Guests were sitting in a tent with very little lighting (semi indoors) and kids were playing in the grass right next to the tent (complete outdoors) and it was a bright sunny day. So i had to constantly go in and out and adapt to shooting conditions instantly to not lose a shot.

I had my D7000 on Auto-ISO with a max of 3200 ISO, Aperture mode.

Situation #1 (Outdoor):
I took some shots of a kid running around in the grass with my flash on and the shots came out way over exposed. I had set the Aperture to be f/7.1 and camera metered shutter at 1/250 and ISO at 1000. Metering mode was "Pattern" for all my shots.

For this situation I think the camera did not take into account the flash and calculated the ISO unnecessarily high.

Situation #2 (Outdoor):
I then turned off the Auto-ISO and had it fixed at ISO 100. Flash was on and the Aperture was f/9.0 and the camera metered shutter at 1/80 and the shot came out properly exposed. Same setting.

I think that turning off Auto-ISO was necessary in this situation to get the correct exposure.

Situation #3 (Indoor):
Using Aperture priority with f/5.6 I had Auto-ISO on. Camera metered shutter at 1/60 and ISO at 800 with flash on. The shot came out way overexposed.

Again I feel that with the Auto-ISO on, camera did not take into account the contribution of flash to the exposure. The ISO should not have been that high.

Situation #4 (Indoor):
Turned off Auto-ISO. With aperture at f/5.6, camera metered shutter at 1/100 and with fixed at 100 and flash on. The picture was properly exposed.

Again I concluded that having Auto-ISO on was a mistake.

I would love to hear your opinions and experiences about this and perhaps get some advice on what I might have been doing wrong if I completely missed in using Auto-ISO properly.

Thanks
ZeeKay

ZeeKay
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