What is this fascination with iso6400?

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
tbcass
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Re: What is this fascination with iso6400?

Adventsam wrote:

Do you think you will get quality images at iso6400 with any system, ever? they may be ok but useful for what exactly? Why is a forum dedicated to a lower-end of camera systems seemingly obsessed with iso6400? OK, maybe camera y isnt as good as x at iso6400, who gives a xxxx, buy some decent glass. You would have to be shooting in a tunnel at night not to be able to get a decent result with f1.4/1.8 glass at iso1600, even 3200 is the max you want to be at, shotts above these iso's are really because there is no alternative, we've run out of f stops, we are at long focal lengths, we cant use flash. But let's be honest most of us are shooting closer to base, aren't we?

Some people shoot sports and wildlife under less than ideal lighting and want the fastest possible shutter speed. Other than that much of it is about bragging rights. I'm with you though. Personally I find the IQ degradation with anything less than FF at iso 6400 and above too severe to use so for me such high iso's are to be avoided at all costs. Personally I rarely need it. Here's an indoor hockey shot at only iso 400.



Here's another at a higher but much less than iso 6400.



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