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E-M1...Flashing ISO....EDIT.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Dave in Wales, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    OK, so I appreciate why it flashes, but it drives me nuts :dash2:

    Normally I have the upper limit set to 8000......it flashes.

    I set the upper limit to 25600....it still flashes. :dash2:

    Is there any way of disabling it ?

    EDIT...See below.
     
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  2. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    Did you try turning off Auto-ISO?

    (I like it flashing, it is useful information.)
     
  3. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    No, I want Auto-ISO.
     
  4. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    So if it didn't flash, it would be misleading, as it would be telling you the exposure was OK. So what would you like it to do?
     
  5. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
    I do not get it. Do you want to take dark pictures? It is a serious question, I'm not kidding.

    If so, maybe using exposure compensation could lower the exposure enough for the Auto-ISO warning to stop.

    Which mode are you using? Is the selected aperture or shutter speed appropriate for the available light?
     
  6. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Is the lens cap on?
     
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  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's flashing to warn you that you are going to take a severely underexposed picture because the ISO can't be adjusted high enough.

    Think about it, if it is blinking at ISO 25600, then your other settings are forcing it to want to boost the ISO above the limits of the camera. Something is probably wrong with your other settings.
     
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  8. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    OK,OK.....Climb down everyone.

    I'm no novice as you all seem to imply, been at it for in excess of 50 years.

    I'm aware what the 'flashing' ISO signifies.....'under/over exposure'...but it still drives me nuts :dash2:

    Perhaps it could just change colour or something a littler calmer, now would'nt that be nice.

    I can't recall any another camera, Nikon or Canon etc, where the exposure indicator has annoyed me so much.

    Thanks to all :thumbup:
     
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  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    EDIT.

    Question...I have my upper limit set to 25600 and yet it flashing at 6400 and above on this particular shoot.

    By reducing the SS it drops to 5000 and stops flashing.

    I would have thought that it should not start flashing until I've exceeded 25600.
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, are you using Aperture priority, Shutter, Program mode, or Manual?

    Barry
     
  11. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    SP, will it make a difference then?
     
  12. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hmm... shutter priority should work. I was shooting tonight in S and A modes, and raised the max ISO to 20k, and saw it blinking 20k when pointed at the pavement.

    Which firmware are you on?

    Do you have any other settings you can think of that might be affecting this?

    What shutter speeds were you using?

    Barry
     
  13. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Firmware V3

    SS 1/125

    Can't think of any other settings.
     
  14. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    https://www.mu-43.com/threads/48603/

    You'll have a chuckle after I tell you what the flashing is for.

    Because the Auto-ISO function is for less experienced photographers, when you reach an ISO that has the higher potential for noise it will flash to let you know! It will flash at ISOs 3200 and up.


    I'd still love to be able to turn the b*****y thing off.
     
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  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Interesting... I don't normally set mine over 3200 so I hadn't noticed that before. That would be nice to turn off!

    Barry
     
  16. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    So setting my ISO limit to 3200 makes sense to the folks at Olympus too...