D600, 6D at ISO6400

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: D600, 6D at ISO6400

Ben_Egbert wrote:

Anytime you do a test, you will get comments about test methods, exposure focus etc. Just part of the game we play here.

I know Ben, I know the rules.

I am a doctor. There are doctors who follow 'protocols' to the letter. I follow them to the spirit. Here I tried to to show the noise at ISO6400, I wanted to show the amount of noise irrespective of the detail, so I did what I thought was important in this respect. I didn't mention that I used tripod and I took the shots within a minute of each other and crops were from where I focused, I should have.

But your samples show what we already know, fine art is not going to happen at ISO6400. Its for spy work, or astrophotography or record shots that could not be done at lower ISO.

You can clean out all of the noise and it will look like it was shot at much lower resolution. All the ISO improvements over the last few years have made it possible to get a pretty decent ISO400 shot if you are printing your work.

I will have to agree with you. We have made some progress with respect noise, but not really significant. If we can make ISO 6400 as clean as ISO400 we would be talking.

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