Way to get the best high ISO performace out of the 5d ii

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Way to get the best high ISO performace out of the 5d ii
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While waiting for the DELAYED delivery of my new camera, I've studied it as best I could without actually being able to hold the camera in my hand. This is what I've found out so far (please feel free to correct if anything is wrong).

Best ISO performace up to 1600: -1/3 stop of native ISO: 160, 320, 640, 1250

Worst ISO performace up to 1600: +1/3 stop of native ISO: 125, 250, 500, 1000

From 1600 on: linear, bigger ISO = more noise

I know that shadows tend to be quite noisy on the 5d ii. Exposing to the right can correct this.

However, if exposing to the right requires a really high ISO, would the better solution be to underexpose by a couple of stops using a lower ISO, push the exposure and push the black?

For up to ISO 1600, would the best strategy be to use the -1/3 ISOs and expose slightly to the right?

Any insights from 5d ii users on how to get the best low noise performance out of the 5d ii?

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