Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how to maximize Auto ISO, part of Performance Tuning the Nikon D800 and D810.
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- Well, now I get to talk about one of my favorite…features on the D810 or the D800 camera…and that is Auto ISO.…I do a lot of shooting but I also love to teach…and over the years I've seen a lot of students' work.…I have to say, the number one reason why a photo…ends up being tossed in the trash…instead of framed and hung on the wall…is that the shutter speed was too slow.…As a consequence of that,…you've got some blur.…If that blur isn't, sort of, helping the image…by creating the illusion of movement,…it's most often hurting the image.…
Well, there's a way to fix that and it's Auto ISO.…But before I get into the actual feature set of Auto ISO,…I just want to talk about Auto ISO…generally on these cameras.…I mean, this is a 36 megapixel camera,…yet the quality of the high ISO is just kind of…astonishing.…This isn't your grandfather's ISO.…Don't be afraid to migrate up…into the higher ISO numbers.…Maybe 1600 is the new 400.…We all have our comfort zone in terms of,…sort of, the digital noise you get at higher ISOs.…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Steve Simon demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making the D800 and D810 far more responsive.
- Configuring back button autofocus
- Working in single-point autofocus
- Using dynamic-area and group-area autofocus
- Exploring advanced autofocus in the D800 and D810
- Working in live view
- Reviewing best practices for Nikon shooting