Canon 1Ds mkIII and the Dolomites in June 2012

Started Aug 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Hans Kruse Veteran Member • Posts: 3,398
Re: Try D800

rwbaron wrote:

You have to also consider the quality of the information in a shadow that is lifted 3 or 4 stops. Yes, the D800 will be clean and pattern free but that does not mean the color is accurate and you also are looking at noise in those lifted shadows that is 3 or 4 stops above the chosen ISO. Someone posted a D800 image of the inside of a basilica shot at ISO 100 and linked to the full image. I commented how the shadows were much noisier than expected and he explained how he lifted them in post and it wasn't an extreme lift either. Certainly suitable for posting on the Web but I would guess there are some implications when printing large as Hans most likely does. It's still in one's best interest to optimize exposure regardless what camera they are using.

Exactly. Shadows lifted 4 stops from ISO 100 is equivalent to ISO 1600. I don't want ISO 1600 shadows in my shots I find that midtones look better if they are not lifted too much. I haven't made a test though to prove it.

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