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b1234s

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b1234s Registered since 05th Dec 2010
Sun 26-Dec-10 03:27 PM

If you set Auto ISO sensitivity control to On does this only work when you have selected P or A on the set up dial? If you select Auto on the dial, does the camera then ignore your Auto ISO controls?

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 26-Dec-10 02:33 PM

With AUTO set on the dial, Auto ISO is always on.

In the scene modes, Auto ISO is on by default but you can switch it off in the menus.

In P, S, A and M modes Auto ISO is off by default, but you can turn it on in the menus.

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beemerman2k

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beemerman2k Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2006
Sun 26-Dec-10 04:11 PM

I never used auto-ISO with my D70s; I aways set my ISO to the lowest value I could live with and then relied on a wide open aperture and a slowish shutter speed when taking indoor, night photos at home.

With this D7000, I discovered I can use Auto-ISO freely and without reservation! So I put the camera in Manual mode, set shutter speed to 1/50 sec, aperture to F4 (Tamron 17-50 F2.8), and let the camera do its thing. Sweet!

I did botch some of the shots by mishandling the focus point. I like to set a single focus point and set the focus mode to focus priority. Well, I neglected to lock the focus point and as the day went on I inadvertently moved that point. As I surveyed my pictures I was disappointed at the lack of sharpness in the pictures, then it dawned on me to check where that focus point was. Doh!

OK, nobody flame me for this, but I did wonder if this kind of thing might have happened in some instances where the camera was blamed for a lack of good focus. I only say this because my camera is tack sharp when focused properly. Tack sharp!

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RRRoger

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter Member
Mon 27-Dec-10 02:38 AM

I have used Auto ISO for a long time now.
What I had not noticed before the D7000
is that the speed will go below your minimum when the ISO maxes out.
Another thing is that you have to set the minimum ISO at the top.

I learned about the lock on the spot selector the hard way too.

What I am tempted to do is put a self taping screw thru the mode dial because it is out of adjustment after taking it out of the bag so often.
All you have to do is brush it against your self to spin that dial.
I had the same problem with the D90 and the 5D2.
The D3 has a lock button just for this.
The one on the D7000 only locks the outer ring.

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beemerman2k

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beemerman2k Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2006
Mon 27-Dec-10 03:00 AM

>What I am tempted to do is put a self taping screw thru the
>mode dial because it is out of adjustment after taking it out
>of the bag so often.
>All you have to do is brush it against your self to spin that
>dial.

To me, this is the #1 problem with this camera. If I could wave a magic wand and fix 2 things, it would be this and the small buffer that impedes rapid fire shooting in all but jpg small mode. I can even live with the Matrix metering tendencies in that at least its consistent.

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briantilley

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#5. "RE: Auto ISO Question" | In response to Reply # 3

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Mon 27-Dec-10 05:55 AM | edited Mon 27-Dec-10 05:56 AM by briantilley

>What I had not noticed before the D7000 is that the speed will
>go below your minimum when the ISO maxes out.

It's the same on your D3. The alternative would be an underexposed image.

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