What is this fascination with iso6400?

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
LincolnB Veteran Member • Posts: 4,358
Re: You don't shoot events

Adventsam wrote:

rhlpetrus wrote:

If you did you'd know why there's no such a thing as too much high ISO.

85mm f1.4/1.8's, 200mm f2.8's, what event are you shooting that is so dark!

I shoot indoor sporting events quite often. You run out of shutter speed in a heartbeat at those events; 1/100th is a bare minimum. And what if you want a larger DOF than you get from f/2? Fuhgetaboutit. (Unless your camera has great high ISO performance.) Basically anyone who has kids in school sports is going to run into this problem. Volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, you name it.

You're begging the question. You are saying ISO6400 isn't necessary because ISO6400 sucks. That's a sour grapes kind of logic.

ISO 400, 3.2" shutter (which would be 1/5th of a second at ISO 6400, still WAY too slow to capture motion)

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