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Old Mar 15, 2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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The ability to take virtually noiseless pics at 200 or 400 is new to me.

Does anyone here leave their ISO at these higher settings--because they can? I've scrapped many a shot from my compact because it couldn't expose at 100 and it looked lousy at 400. I'm looking forward to not having this problem.
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Old Mar 16, 2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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My personal believe (with my 20D) is to leave it at 200ISO, and switch it to 400 ISO when I want more shutter. I used to leave my 10D at 400ISO as the "Default" setting. But I'm getting more picky and I find thd dark noise in the 20D is a bit too much. So I only use it when I need too.

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Old Mar 18, 2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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200 by default, but I'm always messing around with it. Even up to 1600 depending on the lighting and action.
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Old Mar 18, 2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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100 by default, why use more if 100 is sufficient for proper exposure? Up the ISO when you need a faster shutter speed; it's easy enough to do.

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Old Mar 18, 2005, 2:37 PM   #5
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I'm with Trout guy. I always like to start at 100 - it's going to give you the best results and allows for more cropping than 400. The only time I change it is when I need more shutter speed. I've finally gotten into the habit of returning ISO to 100 after every session when I download the images to my PC - it just takes one time of leaving ISO at 1600 from an indoor sporting event to really screw up your next shoot :-). If you can get away with shooting at 100 with acceptable speed/apertureI don't see any advantage to shooting at 200 or 400
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