Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
By default, your ISO control let's you change ISO in the third stop increments. In other words, if I press the ISO button, and turn my main dial, I go from 100, to 125, then to 160, and then to 200; 200, of course, being a doubling of my original ISO, or one stop. If you don't like going in third stop increments, either because you're used to thinking in terms of whole stop increments, or you feel like it takes too long to get to the ISO that you want, you can change this, so that it goes in whole stop increments.
Go into the Menu, go to the first page of the custom function screen, and you'll find ISO speed setting increments, which defaults to one third of a stop. Go in there, bump it up to 1/1, or that is a full stop, and now when I come out here and hit my ISO button, I go from to 100, to 200, to 400, and so on. If you're working in Manual mode, you might have an easier time thinking in terms of full stops, particularly if you're not using third stop increments in your shutter speed, and aperture. If you are coming from an older digital camera, or for film, this is simply more what you're used to.
You may find that when you're working on your own, just don't need that level of granularity, so this can be an easier way to work. Note that when I have this set to whole stops, Auto ISO will still work in third stop increments. So here I've metered, and I'm using exposure compensation, and you can see that it's going up and down in third stop increments. So I'm not losing that capability; I'm just changing basically the granularity of this one control.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
180 Video lessons · 76758 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 94764 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 62176 Viewers
103 Video lessons · 31606 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.