Is noise good thing or bad thing?

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Is noise good thing or bad thing?
Dec 17, 2003

It is nice to have camera super sharp and very low noise. But, at least in some cases noise seem to add texture to the pictures make it more rich less flat, adding some impressionists feeling to the pictures. I would like to know how people here thinks, Did anybody intentionally shoot with ISO 1600, producing nicely noisy pictures ?

More importantly, in what situation, can noise be used as an advantage instead of disadvantage? I personally have a DR. But I haven't try too much ISO 1600. I will probably do that in the future.

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