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Beginners Questions - Sony a350
Feb 5th, 2010 at 8:53pm
 
As a Beginner - just after learning how to switch on the Camera - and then discovering I forgot to put in the Memory card ( twice ) - Can anyone give some basic advise on the appropriate ISO Settings to use for the following situations. ( Without getting too technical )  Smiley
I use a Sony A350
Some examples of Weather conditions.      
* Full Sunshine - Blue Sky - no clouds            
* Sunny, with lots of White Clouds            
* Sunny, with Mixed White & Grey  Clouds            
           
* Dull day - Grey sky            
* Raining heavy            
           
* Sunrise - Clear sky            
* Sunrise - Dull Sky            
           
* Sunset - Clear Sky            
* Sunset - Cloudy Sky            
           
* Birds in Flight - Full Sunshine            
* Birds in Flight - lots of White Clouds            
* Birds in Flight - Mixed Whitre & Grey Clouds            
           
* Animals Running      

I'm sure there's many more situations - but I'll be happy with those for the time being - Thanks - John      
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Reply #1 - Feb 5th, 2010 at 9:07pm
 
Hi John

There are no setting that are specific to those conditions regarding ISO. If you want detail in your images then the lowest ISO available that day will get you the best detail.

In general ISO 100 (or lower) will give you the best detail, any setting above that will have its downfalls(noise etc), but in saying that, the newer camera's these days have very good images from ISO1600 and above.

One tip for you Tripod...Tripod..Tripod...

One you have your camera on a tripod then your ISO  should not have to leave the ISO100 setting, and it will do for all landscape/macro shots

Birds in flight is a different issue, I have said it before, it depends on the "light" you have on the day. If you have good light, then, you can get away with fast shutter speed with ISO100 when shooting birds in flight. If you have dull conditions you will have to increase your ISO to get a good shutter speed.

So lesson one is Tripod and Lesson two is Light.

Birds in flight = Fast shutter speed needed
Landscapes = Tripod and f11- f16
Animals running = fast shutter speed
Raining = Stay in Bed.
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Re: Beginners Questions - Sony a350
Reply #2 - Feb 6th, 2010 at 10:14am
 
Hi John
Thanks for nthe tips,
I like the one - stay in bed - best, I've a lot of experience there.
Grin
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