Posted 07 May 2009 - 06:18 AM
Jeff, it seems Matt and Herb are on the party of noise reduction. I sorta like a bit of noise to add grit and mood to certain shots. I certainly dislike the lack of detail with the new NR and AA filters on the newer cameras.
I think sometimes noise/grain that are camera generated are difficult to distinguish from the grainy feeling imparted by the water; this is evident in my first pic I posted. The grainy feel is not noise, but the particulate matter in the water, and yes I do like that. That's why I think there's more to the high ISO abilities of newer Nikon's and old Canons
, and it's what I think of as being able to penetrate further into the underwater landscape, so that more subtle tones are evident in the shadows and midtones. Just shooting high ISO with less capable cameras and then using a noise filter is not the same in this regard in my opinion.
Edited by loftus, 07 May 2009 - 06:19 AM.
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