7D noise reduction help sort

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7D noise reduction help sort
10 months ago

For a few years I've been using a 50D which has now given up the ghost. I was very happy with 400iso and even 800 iso and tolerated 1600 iso using Topaz Denoise to treat all RAW files. I'm surprised and disappointed to find the noise on the 7D to be much more pronounced and harder to remove using Topaz without smearing the detail.

I take birds and aircraft/motorsport all of which benefit from 400 or 800 so would like to know if I've bought a dodgy secondhand example of the 7D or if there is something I can do with in camera NR or other software. I was really happy with Topaz and the 50D.

Below are a couple of examples with and without high pass sharpening.

7d iso 1600 no sharpening or noise reduction

7D iso 1600 no noise reduction but high pass sharpened

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