D4 NEF comparison ISO 100 x 25600 w Topaz! Amazing!...

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Ray Soares Veteran Member • Posts: 3,106
D4 NEF comparison ISO 100 x 25600 w Topaz! Amazing!...

Open in NX2, neutral, no NR, no sharpening, save as tiff 16 bits.
Open in CS5 apply topaz denoise, raw-strong setting.

Apply a bit of highpass sharpening, small levels adjustment, resize at 1500 px using bicubic sharp, saved as jpeg max quality.

ISO 100 ( no topaz denoise of course):

ISO 25600;

I've never though this would be possible!
No need to compare to D3s: I only got a D7000, so I'm keeping my pre-order
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Fred Mueller Senior Member • Posts: 2,472
Re: D4 NEF comparison ISO 100 x 25600 w Topaz! Amazing!...

these are great cameras coming from Nikon (Canon too)

thanks Ray

as always, best to "work" with what you have, and you always have solid advice in that regard

Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
The skin looks plastic

The skin looks plastic...

Ray Soares wrote:

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Morpho Hunter Contributing Member • Posts: 603
That's because the lady is a dummy. NT

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rondhamalam
rondhamalam Senior Member • Posts: 2,565
Wow

I never thought it can be that good

Ray Soares wrote:

Open in NX2, neutral, no NR, no sharpening, save as tiff 16 bits.
Open in CS5 apply topaz denoise, raw-strong setting.

Apply a bit of highpass sharpening, small levels adjustment, resize at 1500 px using bicubic sharp, saved as jpeg max quality.

ISO 100 ( no topaz denoise of course):

ISO 25600;

I've never though this would be possible!
No need to compare to D3s: I only got a D7000, so I'm keeping my pre-order
Best
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See my pictures at http://www.pbase.com/raysoares

Ray Soares OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,106
Re: Wow

Its really impressing and IMO it is compared to max iso 2200 in my D7000.
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arnolfibuss New Member • Posts: 7
Re: The skin looks plastic

great high iso IQ

rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,490
Re: D4 NEF comparison ISO 100 x 25600 w Topaz! Amazing!...

I think that's what Canon tried to do in-camera but were unable ;).

Thanks!

BTW, which version of CNX2 is opening the NEFs?
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Ray Soares OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,106
Re: D4 NEF comparison ISO 100 x 25600 w Topaz! Amazing!...

NX2 version 2.3.1
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Deleted17 Senior Member • Posts: 1,899
Much prefer to denoise in pp as you have done...

Than for the camera to try and do it. BTW does the D7000 have a no-NR setting where the camera does not do any noise removal in camera?

Ray Soares OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,106
Re: Much prefer to denoise in pp as you have done...

DeSono wrote:

Than for the camera to try and do it. BTW does the D7000 have a no-NR setting where the camera does not do any noise removal in camera?

Yep, it does, but you also can disable NR in NX2 if you shoot raw.
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TOF guy MOD Forum Pro • Posts: 12,840
Thank your for the test

You'll see clearly loss of detail in the fabric if you look carefully. Of course there is enough detail that nobody would notice (that is nobody who is not aware of the PP). Therefore in this regard it is relevant.

But it's okay with the photo of a plastic dummy. It would be different for the portrait of a real person. We expect a little skin imperfection in "real-skin life". Maybe ) the result would not be that good.

Still an incredible performance. ISO 25600. Like Thom said when the D3 was announced a few years ago, we would hear of ISO values we didn't even know they could exist. Still applies today.
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Frank Stein Regular Member • Posts: 364
Re: The skin looks plastic

Robin Casady wrote:

The skin looks plastic...

Your comments tend to be very off the wall and argumentative! Do you intentionally try to make a fool of yourself?

Ray Soares OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,106
Re: Thank your for the test

TOF guy wrote:

You'll see clearly loss of detail in the fabric if you look carefully. Of course there is enough detail that nobody would notice (that is nobody who is not aware of the PP). Therefore in this regard it is relevant.

But it's okay with the photo of a plastic dummy. It would be different for the portrait of a real person. We expect a little skin imperfection in "real-skin life". Maybe ) the result would not be that good.

Well, we've got to see real samples specially with dim light.

Still an incredible performance. ISO 25600. Like Thom said when the D3 was announced a few years ago, we would hear of ISO values we didn't even know they could exist. Still applies today.
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Agreed!

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whtchocla7e Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Re: Wow

All files look good at web size..

xrdbear Veteran Member • Posts: 3,885
Re: The skin looks plastic

Frank Stein wrote:

Robin Casady wrote:

The skin looks plastic...

Your comments tend to be very off the wall and argumentative! Do you intentionally try to make a fool of yourself?

The guy cracks a simple, gentle joke. How does it warrant a reply like yours?

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Nikobean Regular Member • Posts: 105
Re: The skin looks plastic

That looks amazing at 25600. Does anyone know whether D4 or D800 has easyISO or something equivalent? Heard D700 and D3 do not. D7k has it and find it very useful on aperture priority mode. Thanks.

Rich Lanthier Veteran Member • Posts: 3,820
Re: The skin looks plastic

D700 has auto ISO, I assume that the D3 does as well... and the D4/D800 will too...

Nikobean wrote:

That looks amazing at 25600. Does anyone know whether D4 or D800 has easyISO or something equivalent? Heard D700 and D3 do not. D7k has it and find it very useful on aperture priority mode. Thanks.

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M Lammerse
M Lammerse Forum Pro • Posts: 11,279
A bit nasty always...

The scene here is perfectly lit.
I think this is the incredible quality you can expect with some PP.

Ray Soares wrote:

TOF guy wrote:

You'll see clearly loss of detail in the fabric if you look carefully. Of course there is enough detail that nobody would notice (that is nobody who is not aware of the PP). Therefore in this regard it is relevant.

But it's okay with the photo of a plastic dummy. It would be different for the portrait of a real person. We expect a little skin imperfection in "real-skin life". Maybe ) the result would not be that good.

Well, we've got to see real samples specially with dim light.

Still an incredible performance. ISO 25600. Like Thom said when the D3 was announced a few years ago, we would hear of ISO values we didn't even know they could exist. Still applies today.
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Thierry

Agreed!

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