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How to determine the Native ISO of a Camera (3 replies and 2 comments)

M.Ray
4 months ago
M.Ray 4 months ago

Dear Sir, 

Thank you so much for this opportunity to share your knowledge with us.

Please I am a young DP and I would like to know how test for a " Native ISO" of camera. I watched a video show to do with a light meter and I am not too convinced on it, as I haven't seen any other guide like it. Please, you can share with me any document or guide of industry standard on to determine the native iso with a white card and a light meter. 

Once again, thank you so much. I'm so grateful 🙏 

DoubleRow
4 months ago
DoubleRow 4 months ago

Forgive my ignorance, but every camera has its own recommended ISO and usually this recommended ISO is the native ISO or very nearly. Mr.Roger always choose the recommended ISO like 800ISO or 1250ISO which when he shoots 1917. Why should you need to know the native ISO by yourself?

M.Ray
4 months ago

Thanks

hank silver
4 months ago
hank silver 4 months ago

Different cameras have different native ISOs. The Blackmagic Pocket 4K for instance has two - 400 and 3200. Specs for your chosen camera will tell you its native ISO, from there you'll be able to run tests on how the image looks when you go higher or lower.

M.Ray
4 months ago

So there is no need for the stress. Thanks

dmullenasc
4 months ago
dmullenasc 4 months ago

I think “recommended ISO” is a better way of thinking about it.

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