I have auto ISO on my D70 (am actually getting the D300 today), but auto ISO is just another method of auto exposure. It is not going to account for adjustments for heavy black or heavy white/highlighted subjects. It will only give you the necessary ISO to get the picture according to your settings and your meter. It seems to me that even in manual exposure, you set 250 at f8 cuz that's what you want, but the ISO is going to give you an (auto) exposure to match those settings. Is that right? _________________ Michael Miller West Hartford, CT
Life is short, very short. I did pay my dues however. Been shooting 35mm and some higher for 50 years, had Petri 1.9, Pentax, Olympus (30 years worth), Nikon N90S just 5-6 years ago, Minolta Z1 for wife as her (my) first digital, D70 when it came out, and now the D300. But, still life is short.
_________________ Michael Miller West Hartford, CT
>Life is short, very short. I did pay my dues however. Been >shooting 35mm and some higher for 50 years, had Petri 1.9, >Pentax, Olympus (30 years worth), Nikon N90S just 5-6 years >ago, Minolta Z1 for wife as her (my) first digital, D70 when >it came out, and now the D300. But, still life is short. > > >_________________ >Michael Miller >West Hartford, CT
I think had that Petri, plus most of the Nikon Models from the F through the F100. I've had the D300 since mid January and am still as excited at the day it arrived. If life is shot I wanta spend the time with a D300!!
I'm picking mine up this afternoon, also after the D70 since it was released. Tuesday was my birthday and my wife gave me a 'good for' to go ahead and get it.
Regarding white balance, I bought the studio size (medium), WhiBal gray card from RawWorkflow.com. I also bought their retractable belt clip and quick release hook and can carry the card with me all the time while shooting. I can either extend my hand with the card on the retractable wire, or quick unclip it to hand to my subject or prop up in the scene (base is included). I like it. Use it all the time.
I then can either inlcude it in the image and eyedrop the white balance onto the the card in the image or frame the entire card in the viewfinder and meter to it or create a custom white balance on it. It can become important, when you don't want any auto WB, like in rainbows? _________________ Michael Miller West Hartford, CT