ISOless sensors, read noise and photography - many questions!

Started Oct 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Elyharbour
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Re: ISOless sensors, read noise and photography - many questions!
In reply to boardsy, Oct 5, 2013

As someone with a science background, but no specific knowledge in the field of electronic imaging, I hesitate to jump in here and ask a question...but here goes.

From what I glean from this and other recent ISO related threads, when I turn up the base ISO value on any camera, beyond a certain point I'm no longer increasing the electronic "gain" "amplification" or whatever it should be called, and further increasing ISO is doing no more than would be achieved by increasing exposure in Lightroom - noise, detail, etc, is going to be approximately the same (forgive my over-simplification, but in essence, that's what I think I'm reading).

If this is the case, then so long as I'm happy with a "dark" photo on the camera screen, I could limit ISO to say 800 or some other value and correct accordingly in PP. But, as this value will vary from camera-to-camera, the only way to find out what it should be, is to try it and compare results. Ie. there is no magic formula we can all apply.

Is this broadly speaking correct?

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