At what ISO do the RAW noise reduction kick in on mk II?

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
13thBagel Senior Member • Posts: 1,263
Fuzzy Thinking...

2rb1 wrote:

bclaff wrote:

2rb1 wrote:


I guess raw shooters (which I assume will be the majority on a camera like this) have nothing to worry about.

Note sure what you mean here if it's regarding the Mark II.
Raw shooters might be concerned about the strong noise reduction above ISO 500.
But some of them could take advantage of the ISO In-variance and stick to ISO 500 and below.

Exactly: If a MK2 owner do not like the build-in NR, stick to a lower ISO, underexpose, and do the processing afterwards - then you will get the same performance as MK.

Not so...

The MkII benefits from better AF in FF (and crop mode), plus when using RAW DNG (and PEF), its images are much easier to post-process with LR CC Classic (7.4) due to truer color rendition, much wider dynamic range (among other things) than the original K-1.

When the everyday use of the MkII is taken into account and the totality of its new features are employed, the in-camera NR issue fades to inconsequential. Getting hung up on the MkII's NR as being "less than perfect" and tagging that as THE deal breaker is fuzzy thinking, IMHO.

Just sayin'... M

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