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How Should I Choose An ISO Film Speed?  
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

I timed my next flight to be during sunset (sad to say, but it's a 55 minute flight and leaves at 3:42PM  Sad) Anyway, I got a window seat behind the wing on the side of the plane that will face west so I can get some pretty shots.

Last week, I took a night flight and realized after the pictures came out terribly (because of super-slow shutter speeds) that I was shooting on 200 ISO. How can I figure out what the best ISO for a dusk shot will be, so I can have the fastest shutter speed possible without compromising quality (or at least averaging the two).

I'm using a Nikon D70, and will have the Nikor 18-55mm lens on.

Thanks,

Jeremy


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Easy. Raise the ISO until you can support the shutter speed / Aperture combination you want to use.

User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 1):
Easy. Raise the ISO until you can support the shutter speed / Aperture combination you want to use.

Is there a reason not to just go to the highest setting (I think it's either 800 or 1600)? What exactly are the ramifications of raising the ISO speed?

Thanks,

Jeremy



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Keep in mind that the higher the ISO the more apparent the noise will be in your photos. The lower the better as far as that goes.

Ivan

[Edited 2006-11-19 03:09:32]


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