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

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Questions thread
MikeFromMesa
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Re: It depends
In reply to Sammy Yousef, Mar 7, 2013

Sammy Yousef wrote:

That photo is quite impressive. I probably would have traded 2 shots of ISO for 2 shots of shutter, but it doesn't change the fact that the photo - at least at the size you displayed - is quite visually appealing.

Possibly so. I was in a touristy place taking a lot of images with my 24-105.

My general policy, when I am shooting AV mode as I was then, is to keep my shutter speed at 2-3 times my focal length (which was 67 in this image) so I could have shot this a little slower (and with a somewhat lower ISO). But 2 stops slower would have put me at 1/60 and my hands are probably not steady enough for that.

The images looks just as good when displayed 1:1 and I was stunned at the clarity considering the ISO. The rest of the images that I took in that shop looked just as good although most of them were at a slightly lower ISO (generally 10,000-12,000 although some others were also at 16,000 and some at 20,000).

The 5D3 can do an amazing job at high ISO under the right lighting conditions.

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