Grain from a Sony A7iii

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poipoipoi_2016 Contributing Member • Posts: 888
Re: Grain from a Sony A7iii

gezzamondo wrote:

I never used any exposure compansation. Or do you mean when i increased the exposure and shadows in post that would generate grain?

Yes.

When you increased the shadows and exposure in post, you also magnified all the sensor noise that was happening below the surface by a factor of 5.

Exposure compensation is your way of saying "I think your light meter is wrong and I want a different picture than the one you're trying to get me to take". Which then lets you avoid having to do post-processing off bad data.  Also, bracketing, which would probably have saved you here.

To use my test metaphor, what you did was say:

1) Everything between 70-100 is now 95-100

2) Everything between 10 and 70 is now increased and compressed into 50-95.

3) Everything between 0 and 10 is now stretched to cover 0 and 50.

Do you understand why #3 would result in noise?

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