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| p.630 #3 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread |
Yeah, it seems that both chimping and/or shooting a few shots in succession can lead to banding, so, in low light, I'm trying not to shoot more than two shots back to back until the camera is done working.
I've really been liking the freedom of shooting at only ISO 160, as its like pushing film, but I'm able to push every pic instead of every roll. Granted, if you're a high volume shooter, you may not want to deal with a bunch of black pics in Lightroom that all need adjusting. You're right about highlights, Joe. I barely have to worry about them, except when shooting in lots of light.
I'm sure this "ISO-less" thing (a misleading term) isn't for everyone, but I dig it.
p.s. I should mention that I shoot uncompressed raw. A guy on the Leica forum tested this for compressed, and it worked, but not quite as well. I haven't tried it myself with compressed raw, so I don't know.
This ISO-less thing looks interesting. I may have missed it. Is there a discussion in more details on this approach in this thread? Will like to learn more. The obvious question for me is: so who do I set the exposure? Just under-exposed the shot? How much?
Essentially, you treat it a little like using auto-ISO. Choose your shutter and aperture, and, rather than letting the camera choose your ISO, you push in the exposure after the fact. Of course, if you're in good light, you still have to worry about overexposure, and, in lowlight, you want to make sure that you don't need to push the exposure more than 5 stops, which is Lightroom 4's maximum. The more light that you get to the sensor (without out blowing out at ISO 160,) the better. You'll start to get a feel for it.