I've been shooting using Auto ISO and have experienced ISO settings which seem a bit off the norm. For example, I've seen ISO values like 8,069 and 10,159 rather than the nice even numbers like 6,400/8,000/10,000. Is this a new occurrence with the newer Nikons (D-600/800/D4)? I'm not concerned, just would like to have a better understanding of the situation.
#1. "RE: Auto ISO Settings" | In response to Reply # 0jamesvoortman Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004Tue 13-Nov-12 02:25 AM
8069 is 1/3 stop more than 6400 (100 x (2^6.3333) This would be HI 0.3 on the D800 being 6 1/3 stops faster than ISO 100.
10159 is 2/3 stop more than 6400 (100 x (2^6.6667) This would be HI 0.7 on the D800 being 6 2/3 stops faster than ISO 100
I'm guessing your camera is set to adjust ISO in steps of 1/3 stop. Nikon may not be applying rounding to the numbers.
My D800 shows HI 0.3 and HI 0.7 in both displays and in the info screens on playback when using these settings. I assume you are seeing this ISO in your post-processing software?
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#4. "Auto ISO settings" | In response to Reply # 3