This is an updated version of the instructions for setting up exposure compensation in manual mode with auto-ISO on the Leica Q running firmware version 3.0 – for firmware version 2.0 and below see the older post.
Here are some tips I’ve put together after years of experience of shooting catwalk fashion shows, for example at London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. They are the sort of things I wish I knew the first time I shot a show there.
AIMMEC: Auto-ISO in Manual Mode with Exposure Compensation
AIMMEC is a name I made up to call a (somewhat controversial) technique that is becoming increasingly popular amongst photographers, especially street photographers and those shooting in changing conditions that need to work fast. And as sensors improve, offering better results at higher ISOs, this technique is becoming even more relevant and useful.
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Instructions for setting up Back Button Focusing (BBF) on the Leica Q.
Why you might want to consider a faster lens even if you don’t think you need the wider aperture – because they can focus faster and more accurately.