E-PL5 Max ISO

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kgeissler, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. kgeissler

    kgeissler Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2012
    Rowlett, TX
    What ISO does everyone use for the Maximum ISO in Auto ISO mode? I am just curious. I initially set mine to 6400, but thought there was a little to much noise, so I lowered it to 3200. Then again, it could have been user error.
     
  2. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    Vassilios
    On the OM-D (same sensor, so it's applicable) I seldom go over ISO2500 to be honest. I try not to use Auto ISO, since I generally don't trust any camera's decisions on this area. They tend to be quite liberal in boosting ISO to where you get a "comfortable" shutter speed. The OM-D has an advantage due to IBIS-5 but usually you can safely gain a stop of ISO by selecting a lower shutter speed. This is by experience with the E-PL2 and E-PM1 too.

    If you have to set it, 3200 is a safe choice though.
     
  3. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    I gues it depends on what you think is too much noise. Personally I think 6400 is very usable on my epm2 (which has the same sensor). However I only use it at a last resort.
     
  4. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    652
    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    I've set mine to 3200 maximum.