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MINGZNIKONIAN Registered since 28th Oct 2005Sat 12-Nov-05 11:03 PM
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"Complaint: ISO step to big~"


Regina, CA
          

Is frustrating at times, when you are only allow ISO 800 and 1600, nothing in between~ I was out taking some indoor picture with my friend and his D70, made me think about sell my D50 in ebay~

My wish list from Nikon is, update our firmware! better ISO step! for the love of God!!

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12th Nov 2005
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13th Nov 2005
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dwig
13th Nov 2005
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13th Nov 2005
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14th Nov 2005
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14th Nov 2005
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James23p Moderator Awarded for his wide variety of skills, a true generalist both in film and digital photography Nikonian since 25th Apr 2004Sat 12-Nov-05 11:25 PM
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#1. "RE: Complaint: ISO step to big~"
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Memphis, US
          

I think Nikon was following the traditional film speed with the D50. I know you can push or pull film but then you have to use the whole roll that way but for the most part we used 800 or 1600 there was no in between that was readily available. Plus if the D50 had the same specs why would you buy a D70s for 200 hundred more. Friends of mine who have the D70s would rather the ISO steps not be 1/3 because it makes manual ISO changes a pain by stepping up by thirds.

Also the D50's software and ISO settings are optimized to reduce noise at high ISO's ie 800 and 1600 which according to several reviewers and Nikon is lower than the D70s this may be some of the reason for the bigger steps but I think its marketing to keep a demarkation between the D50 and D70s.

But if the ISO steps are to big and really bother you then a D70s is a good choice and the learning curve will be short. Good luck but if you sell try here at nikonians first if you upgrade to silver I am sure there would be several film buyers that are Digital cutious but do not want to drop a boat load of cash on a digital body.


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Drewhound Registered since 01st Mar 2007Sun 13-Nov-05 02:08 AM
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If you use auto ISO it chooses steps in between which seems a reasonable compromise. As 800 to 1600 is still only one stop I can't see it being a problem for me but we all have different needs.

  

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dwig Registered since 30th May 2004Sun 13-Nov-05 02:07 AM
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#2. "RE: Complaint: ISO step to big~"
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Key West, US
          

ISO increments on digital cameras are almost always one stop increments; 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, ... . Smaller increments, while possible, would be finer adjustments than necessary.

BTW, one stop increments in ISO and shutter speeds are double or half of the previous value so the increment between 800 and 1600 is the same as the increment between 100 and 200. Its a geometric progression and not a linear scale. With f/stops you multiply or divide by the square root of 2 (~1.414) to get one stop increments.

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Shred Registered since 28th Oct 2005Sun 13-Nov-05 07:39 PM
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FI
          

For that kind of situations i'd recommend "auto iso" too, just set the shutter speed you want
and camera selects iso value automatically and wihout the 1 step limitation.

  

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Aleks Registered since 29th Oct 2005Mon 14-Nov-05 02:53 AM
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Calgary, CA
          

I would be all for the 1/3 step increments being an option too, ie: with the option to be full stop, 1/2 or 1/3....

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter MemberMon 14-Nov-05 03:29 AM
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#6. "RE: Complaint: ISO step to big~"
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All reviews to date find that the camera is pushing the limits of the higher ISOs and it has even better high ISO performance than the D70, so that should be some comfort. If you need more detailed control, it's really time to consider moving up to the D70 or the D200.

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