Sony A99 ISO6400 RAW files look spectacular....

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

Kappels wrote:

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

This would never be a "real life" high ISO condition...

Consider this:

If you look at the DOF effect of the actual subject(not the mirror reflection), you will find that it is very carefully rendered with respect to the reflection in the mirror. Therefore, if we take the subject distance and DOF effect into consideration we end up with a very real scenario.

That being said, I'd also point-out that this doesn't mean you own high ISO needs aren't valid either(as I'm sure they are). Though it does help demonstrate that there is much more to photography in terms of needs and circumstances. And one way that I've found to help appreciate that is to try and replicate someone else work. ie. this particular portrait setup becomes a good example of what it can take to get the shot. To which I'd add, may not always be apparent.

Hope this helps.

PS. I've shot many portraits at ISO6400 myself, though I'd try and avoid it based on the amount of work needed to make the images usable afterward.

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