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| p.1 #1 · Fuji X-E1 X-Pro1 rant |
I just got my Fuji X-E1, and it is a beautiful piece of gear that produces beautiful images. Having owned an E-M5 I am sure this camera produces superior files at any ISO. However, the implementation of auto ISO REALLY bothers me, and since I know this is something Fuji could fix with a major firmware update, I want to start a topic here and hopefully gather enough support for Fuji to take notice (I know they do) and implement the would-be useful function properly. The two problems related to auto ISO implemetation on the X series which need to be remedied are this:
1) When in aperture priority mode and auto ISO on, the old 1/focal length rule is used to determine shutter speed.
What if I'm shooting shots of my kids playing in the living room with the 18mm? I need shutter speeds at least 10 times that. I want to use aperture priority mode because I want the fastest/widest aperture possible at all times, and I want auto ISO on because there is a patch of direct sun across the room which alters shutter speeds dramatically when they run into that area. The movement is too fast to change ISO via a menu, so I want to rely on auto ISO to make that change as the scene changes.
Other camera manufacturers have options in the auto ISO parameters that let you set things like minimum shutter speeds, faster/slower shutter speed parameters etc, making the auto ISO function usable.... So why dont I just use manual mode you ask? Because, oddly...
2) In Manual mode, Auto ISO should be tied to exposure compensation! I want to be able to define my aperture for maximum depth of field control, and I want to define a minimum shutter speed for motion freezing. But I rarely want my scene measured in the middle. Who shoots 18% grey average scenes 100% of the time? Simply tie exposure compensation to auto ISO like other manufacturers do to make the auto ISO feature usable in real world conditions.
Thank you Fuji, and thank you FM members for your support on this issue.