What is this fascination with iso6400?

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

joejack951 wrote:

If motion blurred and under-exposed shots are ok for you, then sure, you didn't need higher than ISO 400 for that shot. I'd have wanted 2-3 times more shutter speed to freeze the action and another stop of exposure for a properly exposed image. That puts me at about ISO 2500 in what appears to be a professional (very well lit) hockey rink. Anything more amateurish is going to approach ISO6400 or higher very quickly.

The second shot is at 1/500 sec at iso 1250 and is not underexposed. It is a bit OOF though. That said why waste high quality equipment shooting in under lit amateurish hockey rinks? ISO 6400 may freeze action but unless you shoot FF quality will be crap.

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