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12-27-2007, 11:28 AM   #16
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Yeah, I saw. I just thought the resized version makes a good demonstration about why shooting in 6mpix mode doesn't really make much of a difference.
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The ISO1600 on my K10D is a lot better than the same ISO-level on my istDS, so while I'd still be reluctant to use it (especially since ISO800 + shake reduction on the K10D allows probably the same creative latitude as ISO3200 on the istDS), it's not bad as a last resort.

For one thing, on the istDS I'd always use Noise Ninja in post-processing whenever I'd shoot at ISO1600 or 3200. With the K10D I'd generally be inclined to consider the output at ISO1600 'good enough'.
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Two shots from last night at ISO 1600 with no noise reduction in PP. Click for larger versions.





Not bad at all for ISO 1600!
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The ISO1600 on my K10D is a lot better than the same ISO-level on my istDS, so while I'd still be reluctant to use it (especially since ISO800 + shake reduction on the K10D allows probably the same creative latitude as ISO3200 on the istDS), it's not bad as a last resort.

For one thing, on the istDS I'd always use Noise Ninja in post-processing whenever I'd shoot at ISO1600 or 3200. With the K10D I'd generally be inclined to consider the output at ISO1600 'good enough'.
Don't get fooled by shake reduction saving you 2 stops this is partially a myth. While I like shake reduction on my K10D, I would still like to have ISO 3200 because shake reduction does nothing to stop my subject from moving. having a blury subject with a sharp background is still a bad shot.

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Don't get fooled by shake reduction saving you 2 stops this is partially a myth. While I like shake reduction on my K10D, I would still like to have ISO 3200 because shake reduction does nothing to stop my subject from moving. having a blury subject with a sharp background is still a bad shot.
SR, IS & VR were never intended to stop subject movement so I think your argument is disingenuous. For what it is worth I see 3 to 4 stops improvement with SR on my K10D when used for its intended purpose. - YMMV.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Don't get fooled by shake reduction saving you 2 stops this is partially a myth. While I like shake reduction on my K10D, I would still like to have ISO 3200 because shake reduction does nothing to stop my subject from moving. having a blury subject with a sharp background is still a bad shot.
SR, IS & VR were never intended to stop subject movement so I think your argument is disingenuous. For what it is worth I see 3 to 4 stops improvement with SR on my K10D when used for its intended purpose. - YMMV.

It worked fine for this K10D image at 1600 ISO - hand held with available mixed lighting.



When I posted this test image on the other forum everybody thought it was shot at ISO 100. It is ISO 1600 with halogen light hand held. 50% crop.



Yes, both images have had appropriate post processing - I use Noise Ninja and CS3 for PP

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Well I guess those images left you alll speechless.
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