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03-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Noise issues

I got my new K10 Monday and a friend of mine let me try it out on her today. The main concern I have is with the noise in low light. Any suggestions? I used ISO 800.

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I got my new K10 Monday and a friend of mine let me try it out on her today. The main concern I have is with the noise in low light. Any suggestions? I used ISO 800.
With ISO 800 you are bound to have colour noise in the shadow areas.
You only have the following options, as far as I know:

- Over expose your image somewhat (either need larger aperture or longer shutter speed, since increasing ISO will only make things worse), and compensate in PP.
- Get a bigger glas, you need to bring in more light and reduce ISO.
- Get rid of the noise in PP (Photoshop blur etc)

In Sv and TAv modes, you can get to ISO 560. Thats better than ISO400 and less noisy than ISO 800.

Hope this helps.

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I got my new K10 Monday and a friend of mine let me try it out on her today. The main concern I have is with the noise in low light. Any suggestions? I used ISO 800.
It seems to me that the image is underexposed. The meter has been tricked by the large expanse of light coloured wall behind the lady. For your next test, set your camera to manual exposure, and meter the lady's face only using the spot meter function. This should give you a much better exposure, and the digital noise will be much less.
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Thanks for the quick responses. I will try both of you suggestions. Thanks!
Here are a couple images that I am pleased with taken with my 50mm f/1.4 jewel of a lens instead of the kit lens..

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I dunno, but it sure would be less interesting, lol
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I'm sure I wouldn't be that interested in it.


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