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What ISO should I have my Canon A1 set to?

Asked by simonPARASITE (195points) June 30th, 2010

I recently purchased a Canon A1, I’m by no means an expert on how it works. I’m using Fugifilm Superia 200, could anyone tell me what the best ISO would be?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

The ISO for that film is 200, hence the the name. Most film will have ASA / ISO rating on box and some include the ASA / ISO rating in their name.

mea05key's avatar

I would thought the lower the better. Depending on your light condition, you wont want to use high ISO. For my Sony dslr , using is above 1800 will cause the picture to look grainy.

CMaz's avatar

Golden rule. As @mea05key said. The lower the better.

Lighting conditions can always be corrected with a flash and a tripod.
I do my best to avoid anything over 100 ASA.

silverfly's avatar

Bright and sunny – low ISO (100–200)
Partly cloudy – medium ISO (400–800)
Sunset – high ISO (1600)
Night – You’ll need a flash. :)

The higher the ISO (800–1600), the lower the quality and the more grain you’ll get on your photo which is why it’s best to stick to the lowest ISO.

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