Nikon finally gets the noise down.

Started Nov 17, 2007 | Discussions thread
Amin Sabet
Amin Sabet Veteran Member • Posts: 6,763
Re: That's because...

PIXmantra wrote:

Amin Sabet wrote:

The way noise and fine details are rendered by LR
at high ISO is just not pleasing to me.

...They are pretty manageable and, ultimately, allow to make very
good prints, indeed. LR handles low-frequency noise, but leaves mid
and high almost intact, between L=0 to 25, assuming you fine-tune
sharpness accordingly.

The results are still a lot more organic-looking (and not
detail-robbing) as they are in C1.

Disagree that LR results are more organic looking. They look unnatural to me in high ISO images or with small sensor cameras at any ISO. I see it in your examples as well. There are prominent little diagonals in the noise, and there is a "shimmery" appearance overall - I don't know how to describe it well, but "organic" it is not.

I use C1 to
process high ISO 5D files all the time, and that doesn't look right
to me.

...I discovered this A LONG time ago, when playing with CHROMA
noise-reduction on C1, and it actually KILLS Luma detail on the
shadows. See yourself.

I've seen for myself thousands of times what C1 does to files. Any chance you could send me the RAWs to play with? In particular I'd like to try my hand at the one where you circled those regions.

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