I agree with Jim. If shooting at this ISO works in your tests, I suppose you can do it. But I would much rather use some other approaches, including using filtering when necessary.Is there any adverse effects when shooting Epic or MX at 80 ISO? Client has no ND's, and wants to keep focus REAL shallow.
I think 320 is legitimate and even down to 200 if some people like to work with that ISO for certain situations. For the most part I am between 320-1600, and quite often I am using RAW view, the metering tools, etc.I won't turn the ISO below 800. In my opinion the camera shouldn't even have ISO settings below 640 or maybe 500.
Not doing anything wrong if your images come out looking good, and yours always seem to look good Mark, so I say keep doing whatever you are doing.I shoot quite comfortably at 320 asa, very single job. (unless dark), I never ever look at histograms either.. I never have a single issue.
Am I doing something wrong?
Jim, I understand your dilemma. The people who take the time to test and care about their images will learn best practices (and that can be subjective) for exposing RED images. Those who don't test and perhaps apply techniques used with other formats, may be disappointed. But what can you do?My biggest fear is the soundbite... "shoot EPIC at ISO 80. No problem." So many people will get in trouble.