Noise test on D100/D70/D70s/D2X/D200

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Noise test on D100/D70/D70s/D2X/D200
Mar 3, 2006

My application (flying insects photography) need a low ISO and a long capture time without a NR into the camera because by long NR into the camera there is an extra time necessary. Most of the time my capture times are 30 sec or more. I've set up a test to show the different between the Nikon camera's.

The pictures are taken under the follow conditions:

Manual mode
capture time 30 sec.
Fvalue on the lens at Fmax example F22
minimum ISO value, ISO100 on D200 and D2X, others ISO200
Viewer covered.
WB flash
RAW and/or RAW compressed mode.

All images processed via Nikon capture 4.4 with special profile equal for all camera's.

To show better the difference I've adjusted the Exp comp to 2ev and changed the curve max level from 256 to 16. total equal 6 stops higher. this is necessary to show noise into all type camera's, just for visualisation!
All control's disabled excep this:

Here the results:

conclusion:

Only 2 camera's are suitable for this type photography:
The D2X and the D200.

The D200 perform realy super with a very low noise.

Frans
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Flyings insects photography:
http://users.skynet.be/fotoopa/beestjes/beestjes_page1.htm
Technique: http://users.skynet.be/fotoopa/laser_module1_E.htm

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