#4. "RE: Wooo! Ordered my D7100 should get it tomorrow!!" In response to Reply # 0
Hi Mark, I think you will be delighted with your D7100; I am! I'm new to the D7100, but here is my slant : Auto ISO is switched on in Shooting Menu/ISO sensitivity setting. You then get options to set Max ISO and Minimum shutter speed.
I find it operates well in S-mode and Manual-mode by keeping ISO as low as possible as light levels fall. In A-mode, the setting I use most, I'm confused. Auto ISO operates in a different way by first ramping ISO as light fall rather than slowing shutter speed, but you can still change shutter speed (second dial) and ISO (main dial) on the fly.
Don't worry about ISO up to about 3200, or even 6400, depending on output. I was very pleasantly surprised with lack of noise. My old SB600 works fine.
#5. "RE: Wooo! Ordered my D7100 should get it tomorrow!!" In response to Reply # 4 Thu 30-May-13 06:58 PM by MarkM10431
the outdoor shots are no brainers but i'm hoping to get some interior no flash shots (assuming there is a tour. I'll probably be shooting program inside, and shutter outdoors. if i get a chance i may visit the rookery at the alligator farm see if i cannot stop some neting birds
#6. "RE: Wooo! Ordered my D7100 should get it tomorrow!!" In response to Reply # 0
OYou will be delighted with the image quality of the D7100. Caution: get to know your AF system before going out. The default setting is AF-A auto, which is not ideal for controlling composition.
Any UHS-1 card should work, but some are faster than others. If you don't rattle off lots of bursts, a slower card might be OK, and cheaper.
I'm using ISO-AUTO with top ISO limited to 800 outdoors. At ISO 800 or below image quality is excellent by my standards. Out of doors, this should be sufficient to keep shutter speeds reasonable for sharp images. You can also put a floor on shutter speed if you like.
BTW, if you use ISO AUTO, and set shutter speed limit to AUTO, the camera will adjust the slowest allowed shutter speed based on the focal length for any CPU lens. It works pretty well with both VR and non-VR lenses. Of course, if you want to be very conservative with fast shutter speeds you can set a hard limit.
#9. "RE: AUTO ISO options" In response to Reply # 8 Sat 01-Jun-13 05:41 PM by RRowlett
>if i set that and then shift to shutter priority I assume S >mode will win out in the programming?
Yes, if proper exposure cannot be achieved at the maximum ISO and minimum shutter speed allowed by your settings, the camera will allow you to use a slower shutter speed, according to the manual.
>I am quite mystified by some of the menu settings. I'm >assuming that I'm safe using factory default till i figure out >what each does.
The first thing I did with my camera is to go through each and every setting and set it up the way I like it. I then saved these settings so I could modify from there. After a week of using the camera, I adjusted a few things, like the default focus mode (this was a biggie--the D7100 works very differently compared to my D100--as it has a very capable AF module I'm not used to.) and ISO AUTO, which I despise on my point-and-shoot coolpix because it is lousy at high ISO, but is very satisfactory on the D7100 where you can set limits on how high an ISO you will allow. Take your time and after a few weeks you will have camera settings the way you like them. I saved two sets of setting in U1 and U2. U1 is my "high-quality" mode, NEF+JPG, that I use when I think I might be making A3 or larger size art prints. In U2 I saved a "snapshot" mode with ISO AUTO allowed up to 6400, and JPEG only. U2 is for making indoor or "party" photos that I will only display on the web or make 4x6 photos for sharing with family & friends, etc.