ISO 25600 - Noise? What noise??

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Al Downie Senior Member • Posts: 1,342
ISO 25600 - Noise? What noise??

I see... GRAIN! I've had my 5D mkIII for two days now, and shot this while messing about in the kitchen while my son was watching something on the iPad. The first think I noticed when I opened the images in Aperture (at 100%) was the out-of-focus toy aeroplane in the extreme corner of the picture:

It looks exactly like the fantastic, soft, grainy backgrounds I used to love from my time messing about with Tri-X all those years ago! So I panned up to the centre of the frame, and found this:

It's worth magnifying up to 100% to see the grain properly! I'm really excited - I think I can really do something with this once I've mastered the camera. I'd never, ever have thought I could get anything useful out if ISO 25600! It's just about as exciting as seeing a good print appear in the developing tray for the first time! Almost.

Apologies for the self-indulgent post. Thought I'd share, since many people seem a bit preoccupied by noise-reduction.

Happy snapping,


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