Setting Up The Iso Expansion Feature

1. Press the Menu button and locate the Custom Functions screen (A).

2. The ISO Expansion setting is located in the C. Fn I: Exposure section. Highlight it and press Set.

3. Locate the ISO Expansion menu and change the setting from Off to On (B).

4. Press the Menu button twice to exit, then press the ISO button to find the additional ISO settings of 6400 and H (12800).

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A word of warning about the expanded ISO settings: although it is great to have these high ISO settings available during low-light shooting, they should always be your last resort. Even with the High ISO Speed Noise Reduction turned on, the amount of visible noise will be extremely high. I can't think of a situation where I ever need to use the 12800 (H) setting, but you might find yourself at a nighttime sporting event under the lights, which would require ISOs of 3200 or 6400 to improve your shutter speeds and capture the action (Figure 8.4).

Manual Callout

For a complete table listing of all the programmable custom functions, including the ISO Expansion feature, turn to page 191 in your owner's manual.

200mm lens

200mm lens

FIGURE 8.4

The only way to get a fast-enough shutter speed during this night rodeo event was to raise the ISO to 3200.

FIGURE 8.4

The only way to get a fast-enough shutter speed during this night rodeo event was to raise the ISO to 3200.

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