What is the maximum ISO you're comfortable shooting (and what camera)?

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Questions thread
antoineb
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1600 to 2000 on my D7k, 3200 w custom WB
In reply to Sammy Yousef, Mar 7, 2013

Sammy Yousef wrote:

I typically shoot my D90 at base ISO (200), but was wondering what most people actually shoot at regularly with the newer bodies. I will typically set auto ISO up to 800 but no more for action photography.

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My D7k remains very clean up to ISO 1600 and then some, say around 2000 at least.

However a small thing is I have found that auto WB loses it around ISO 2500 or so in lower light - I think it's probably because more noise in the more amplified signal, screws up the Auto-WB algorithm.  And the various pre-sets don't help much.  So the cure is to use a custom WB for the occasion.  Which is fine for an event of some duration, say a cocktail or dinner - but not so fine for the occasional quick shot.  Of course I could also shoot raw, at least above ISO 2500 in lower light levels.

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