Serious doubts on the D7100 at high ISO

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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You let Nikon process
In reply to edo21, Mar 25, 2013

edo21 wrote:

I've read some very interesting post in this thread and would like you to consider this picture
that's a crop of a photo of my son at 1250 iso with the nikon 300/4 AF-S, very far from the perfect samples of this forum and much more similar tho worst samples of DPreview gallery.

Thank you.

I very nice picture but it does appear to be a very strong crop (half maybe) based on the image dimensions. For that reason the noise will be more apparent. Also, you shot the picture using ADL (active d-lighting) set to "auto". That means the image has been possessed greatly from what the RAW NEF non-ADL file would have looked like. You used manual exposure and if you centered the meter...then you underexposed by the ADL bias (up to a stop). You also let the camera/software change the brightness, contrast, and tone mapping. You also chose "Vivid" as your Picture Control setting so those processing biases are in place. The image, as presented, has been processed in many ways...some very strong. In this case you didn't make any of the processing decisions...the Nikon engineers did. You should have gone ahead and let them do a little Noise reduction as well.It would not have hurt and would have been keeping with your no processing theme.

Love the expression though. The composition is an excellent one.

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