What is this fascination with iso6400?

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
MOD Biggs23 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,076
Re: What is this fascination with iso6400?

RedFox88 wrote:

Equals Nothing wrote:

The D600 and 6D max SS is only 1/4000, and many dismiss it as not needing the 1/8000 usually in FF. I have 1/8000 in my K5, and while I don't often use it, it's nice when I want it.

You would need to be shooting f/2 or wider aperture under full sunlight in order to hit the need for 1/8000. That or intentionally under exposing an image to preserve some extremely bright light source while most of the light in your scene is of normal brightness.

Not all that uncommon, actually. Doing senior portraits I bump into the 1/8000th limit decently regularly in the bright summer sun. If you're underexposing the sky a stop or two and aren't in shade cover 1/8000th is definitely needed much of the time.

-- hide signature --

Any opinions I express are my own and do not represent DPReview.

 Biggs23's gear list:Biggs23's gear list
Nikon D4 Nikon D750 Nikon D5 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED +4 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
MOD Biggs23
MOD Biggs23
MOD Biggs23
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow