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Unusable image R5 iso 1000

There are some points regarding the attached image. What happened? The most important thing is, that your image is already underexposed by about 1.5 - 2 f-stops. This also means that your image is ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

There are two things to unpick here: Why were your pictures black? The short answer is "because you didn't let enough light in", the long answer is very well covered in "what is the ...
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Why could using a low ISO setting be bad?

I've seen and heard that having iso as low as 100 can be negative to the picture. I wondered is this true? and if so, why? This can be the case with cameras where the "true" base iso ...
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Why could using a low ISO setting be bad?

There's a common misconception about cause and effect when it comes to ISO and noise. Noise is caused by too little light hitting the sensor. In very simple terms, photography is (in a way) the ...
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What ISO should I use on unbranded film?

Use one of the rolls for testing. Choose a variety of scenes, and take several shots of each, with a range of settings for each scene (the same range for each scene) and make a note of the settings. ...
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What ISO should I use on unbranded film?

Shoot one film at ISO 200 (as a nice middling speed) Include some test shots at known EV; your phone is a good enough meter here. Get the film developed. Check if the test shots are correctly exposed. ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

Somewhat not the question asked, but well... Two things that are important, and you have better make a few test shots and check them before doing the full series: Even lighting You need to have an ...
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Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

I did a similar project so here are my suggestions. Pick the base ISO of the camera. Generally around 100 to 200. If you don't have good lighting this will probably need to be raised, but I wouldn't ...
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How to deal with sudden change of action and light?

The best way to accomplish what you want is to set the exposure mode to S (Shutter priority) exposure mode, the shutter speed to the desired setting (i.e. 1/500 sec.), and the ISO to Auto. As long as ...
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Optimal ISO on a Canon RP

The base ISO of a camera's sensor is the ISO setting where the sensor's signal is unamplified. It is typically the lowest value of the ISO range (but watch out for "extended" ISO values – ...
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Optimal ISO on a Canon RP

If you want to get picture with minimum noise (best quality) you should use minimal standard ISO of your camera. Which is 100. For this ISO the signal from sensor is not amplified (to "increase&...
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What is the physical cause of increasing noise at high ISO?

High ISO does not cause more noise. If you take some photos with equal shutter and aperture at different ISO settings, and adjust them to the same exposure in post-processing, you will not find an ...
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Why could using a low ISO setting be bad?

In a nutshell is it bad to have very low iso, almost lowest the camera can do, if the picture is bright enough ? No, using a low ISO is generally beneficial, and in no case is it bad as long as the ...
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Why could using a low ISO setting be bad?

When speaking of ISO as an isolated parameter: you definitely get less noise at lower ISO values at the cost of image being dark. I guess it's not your intent. You can then bring the brightness back ...
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What ISO should I use on unbranded film?

There is no EI setting that is sure to be a good fit for any/all film of unknown ISO. First thing you should do is ask the seller if possible. Then, you need to use trial and error - you can start ...
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Optimal ISO on a Canon RP

as all those answers are not wrong, in practice they become more irrelevant in my opinion. New sensors and especially the new "R" bodies of canon are relatively iso irrelevant. What that ...
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How to deal with sudden change of action and light?

For BIF you probably want the lens wide open and a high ISO to get a fast shutter. You can do that in aperture priority mode. The camera will choose the shutter speed to get a proper exposure. When ...
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How to deal with sudden change of action and light?

Full Auto - P [Programmed mode] will always let you capture something but it's not set up for fast action. It's more for 'happy snaps'. ...
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What's the difference between Program AE (mode P) and ISO priority?

I've never seen a camera with an ISO priority mode; but I've often mentally called Programmable Auto (P) mode exactly that, since you are choosing your ISO and the camera can shift all the other ...
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

I’m happy to have found this thread. The number of YouTube videos providing false information of incident light meters work in situations that are 100% flash lit, is disturbing. Typically they’ll set ...
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