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Old Jul 16, 2009, 7:03 PM   #1
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Default D5000: Auto ISO with Flash

Hi everyone, my bro-in-law just bought a D5000. He came over my place so i can give a crash course on his new camera before he leaves for his trip. I have D90 and was also curious how the D5000 would feel and perform.

Anyway, while going through the options and trying it out i discovered that with flash On and ISO Auto On the camera will pick an ISO as if it wasn't using a flash. So it will still bump ISO even if it's using the pop-up flash resulting to pics with more noise. My experience with my D90 is that if i use the flash the camera will automatically pick ISO 200.

Is this normal with D5000, or just a setting i missed or my bro-in-law got a bad unit?
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 7:09 PM   #2
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I believe that depending on the other settings the camera is going to try to get a good ambient exposure and only use the flash for fill. Personally I never use auto ISO but understand in your B-i-Ls case it might be wise. How high is it taking the ISO as ever at 1600 with some noise reduction software the results should come out pretty good?! I think keep things simple for now and tell him to stick with the Auto ISO and progress from this when he has more time to improve the technique.
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 7:58 AM   #3
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what were you photographing? was it far away? if the cameras flash isnt powerfull enough to get the correct exposure, i think it will up the iso to compensate.
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