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ISO 3200 in a sunny day
Posted By: andrei46, 04-03-2007, 10:35 AM

Last Sunday I made some tests with my K100, some of them with ISO 3200 in a sunny day (!!!). Maybe it is interesting to present the results. Please comment!

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04-03-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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Interesting, if one takes the time to click through to the full-frame photos. Overall, I'd say rather pedestrian content which leaves the camera settings as a talking point. Why ISO3200 on a sunny day? It makes for very 'flat' contrast and DoF; none of that much sought for boke(h), that many prize above most everything else.
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I'm just as interested as John. Why 3200? Nice shots, btw. I like the compositions and the lighting.
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Thanks! I made many tests with K100 for DOF, contrast, saturation, a.s.o. Because it is so unusual such setiing (ISO 3200) I thought maybe others could be interested in these specific results.

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OK, a bit odd, but OK

QuoteOriginally posted by andrei46 Quote
Thanks! I made many tests with K100 for DOF, contrast, saturation, a.s.o. Because it is so unusual such setiing (ISO 3200) I thought maybe others could be interested in these specific results.
I think most of us think from the other end of the spectrum: bright light/low film or sensor speed. Who knows, maybe there is some niche art waiting discovery.
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I'd like to see more, that's for sure. Maybe the pictures can be a little bigger (800x600) next time

BTW - at 3200 you must have been using an extremely high shutter speed? How fast was it for some of your shots?
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Alvin, the settings were (in order of photos):
9.5 1/2000
5.6 1/2000
22 1/500
22 1/500
22 1/750
22 1/250
If you are interested to see one or more photos bigger than in my album I could send you.
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ISO is a perfectly legitimate dimension to play with. I wonder what benefits can be found with digital.

One photographer I used to know swore by using fast film in hot (sunny) countries. It provided less contrast than slow film and he found it dealt with the dynamic range better.

Of course you might use a fast film (probably b&w) in bright conditions to generate atmosphere from grain "like golf balls".

And using slow film in low light conditions (with a tripod) is something I do quite often to achieve a high quality result.

...but as I said. What benefit is there in playing with ISO in digital? High and low noise (grain) of course; scope for controlling depth of field... but is there any change in contrast, or any other less obvious attributes?

Simon


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You're right, Simon.
I tryed to answer the same questions. Except known noise theme, I did not find another significant result. This is the reason I submitted the photos to the forum.
Thank's,
Andrei
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