What is this fascination with iso6400?

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What is this fascination with iso6400?
In reply to RedFox88, Feb 13, 2013

RedFox88 wrote:

Equals Nothing wrote:

The D600 and 6D max SS is only 1/4000, and many dismiss it as not needing the 1/8000 usually in FF. I have 1/8000 in my K5, and while I don't often use it, it's nice when I want it.

You would need to be shooting f/2 or wider aperture under full sunlight in order to hit the need for 1/8000. That or intentionally under exposing an image to preserve some extremely bright light source while most of the light in your scene is of normal brightness.

Not all that uncommon, actually. Doing senior portraits I bump into the 1/8000th limit decently regularly in the bright summer sun. If you're underexposing the sky a stop or two and aren't in shade cover 1/8000th is definitely needed much of the time.

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