A&P ISO Questions....

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  1. Claydus

    Claydus Active Member

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    I have a D70 and I have been shooting football, baseball, etc. for while now with the ISO set on "Auto". I shoot mainly at 1/500 at f/4 or sports mode on the dial.

    Would I see any changes in noise levels if I set the camera to ISO 800 or 1600 rather than having it on Auto setting?

    I have noticed that night shots have less noise when used with a low ISO rather than a high ISO (ex. ISO 100)
     
  2. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    Higher ISO means you can have a higher shutter speed but ISO 800 and 1600 don't look so hot on the D70. You can always take them that high then run them through a noise reduction program though. :dunno:
     
  3. Under_Fire

    Under_Fire Duck and Run

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    the D70 doesnt go lower than 200 iso.
     
  4. Tomash

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    Not to shit on you, but what's the point of bying a $1,000+ DSLR and using the automatic scene modes?
     
  5. Claydus

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    so what good is a high ISO used for ex 800 and 1600?
     
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    So does my ist*, but I still like it.
     
  7. mojito

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    better to have a grainy/noisy picture than a totally blurred or underexposed image.


    for what its worth, Canon tends to do better at higher ISO's
     
  8. Tomash

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    :werd:
    And you can remove some of the noise later, on your PC, but no amove of sharpening will rescue a photo lost to camera shake.
     
  9. Under_Fire

    Under_Fire Duck and Run

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    of course, i have a D70 and LOVE IT
     
  10. dnicol

    dnicol shoopdawoop

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    not to be a nikon sackrider, but ive never liked how canons shoot at high ISO compared to nikon.
     
  11. Tomash

    Tomash Active Member

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    Comparison charts seem to favor Canon.
    IBpixelpeepercomments
     
  12. datboiwilly

    datboiwilly OT Supporter

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    yeah, I haven't seen anywhere that favors Nikon over Canon at higher ISO levels.
     
  13. Ingen

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    My d70 at 1250 does like 40x better than my d70 at 1600 :big grin: and 1250 is almost ALWAYS enough.
     
  14. Jcolman

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    ISO basics.
    The higher the number, the more grain or noise you'll notice.
    The higher the number the more light sensative the film or pixal.
    A higer ISO allows you to shoot in lower light conditions.
    The basic rule of thumb is to always shoot at the lowest ISO number that will allow you a proper exposure at the shutter speed and/or aperature setting you want to use.
     
  15. tenplanescrashing

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    im a nikon sackrider and even i'll tell you that canon is better at higher ISO's. 1000 is the highest i'll go.
     

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