Sony A99 ISO6400 RAW files look spectacular....

Started Oct 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Kappels
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Re: Sony A99 ISO6400 RAW files look spectacular....
In reply to Amateur Sony Shooter, Oct 5, 2012

Amateur Sony Shooter wrote:

Looks like aggressive NR applied to it. Perhaps this is a better ISI 6400 sample:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50001476

No it is not a better high ISO shot because it was shot @f8.

This would never be a "real life" high ISO condition. Using high ISo is for a reason! I usually need ISO6400 at a volleyball game where I have to shoot with my lens wide open (f2.8) and a shutter speed that is just about enough to freeze the action. Once I have reached my "limit" with aperture and speed only then do I increase the ISO.

If I can use an aperture of f8@ 6400 I would be much better off to shoot @ f2.8 and an ISO of in the range of ISO800 which comes to about the same.

Most of the high ISO shots posted so far are NOT real life scenarios as most of them use higher f stops.

Stef.

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