|1/100 at f/4.5, 3200 ISO|
Do you know why I love going to events like Hyper Japan? It's because I get to use my 40mm prime lens without feeling like everyone is sending wary, furtive glances in my direction. I also view it as a way of practicing for when I (will eventually) take the plunge into street photography. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself acutely aware of the fact that people have eyes let alone whether they're watching you. In an event where it's expected that there will be a dense population of trigger happy camera wielders, you can pretty much go forth without any anxiety. That doesn't mean that you can be oblivious to the disgruntled face of someone evidently edging away from you (or diving away from that matter), but you will generally find more willing subjects like the girls in the above picture.
|1/100 at f/4.5, 640 ISO|
Unfortunately, I didn't practice the type of candid shots that initially wanted to get. Having a macro lens was too much of a distraction, especially with the small ornaments. Generally, during these events I go to aperture priority but this time I wanted to try manual.
|1/100 at f/4.5, 560 ISO|
Now, I know that there are a lot of people who don't like (and I mean seriously don't like) auto ISO for various reasons but I think it's quite a useful tool. Depending on what type of photography you're doing, or your lighting situations, you'll probably be more focused on your shutter speed and aperture rather than ISO. However, I agree that you should understand the reason behind it and how to use it manually before using it. Other than that it's convenient if you want to keep your shutter speed or aperture the same throughout. It's been my new go to if I'm in changing light conditions or if I want a consistent shutter speed and aperture. I definitely use it when I'm going to events like Hyper Japan or MCM Expo!