Grey Crowned Crane with SD1M and the 50-500 mm OS lens

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Lin Evans
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Re: Thanks: Lin, halldor, Rick and Jim:

Pictus wrote:

The SD1M and the SD2M have the same ISO performance.

What is an SD2 M???

I'm guessing you meant DP2 M?

Yes, the ISO performance on the SD cameras is not really suitable for wildlife and such if you're contemplating ISO 1600 or higher. I use the SD10, SD14 and SD15 for wildlife, but I rarely shoot birds in flight and never personally go above ISO 800 with these cameras. I definitely prefer ISO 400 and below. Generally, I find wildlife shots, at least the type of wildlife I shoot (coyote, wolves, bears, cats, ungulates, rodents, birds on perch, butterflies, insects, etc.) to be amenable to ISO 400 and lower because movement is generally not an issue. When I'm shooting in really marginal light I use one of my several CFA cameras such as my Nikon D7000 which do very well with higher ISO.

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