What is the maximum ISO you're comfortable shooting (and what camera)?

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Questions thread
pixelless Contributing Member • Posts: 612
As high as needed!

I try to keep the ISO as low as possible (off course!), but usually don´t even look at what ISO I am at. What I mean is that when I need to raise the ISO beyond 400 I will shoot in manual with Auto ISO. I set the minimum shutter speed for the subject, desired aperture for DoF, and let the camera pick the ISO. That way I always end up with the lowest possible ISO for the shot.

That said, I usually am "happy" all the way up to 3200....

Here is a (boring!) shot at ISO12800 on a d7000.... some noise treatment was applied:

D7000 1/250 f2.8 ISO12800

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