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D7000 at ISO 800 vs 1250

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#1 diver dave1

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

I was talking with someone with more knowledge than me regarding cameras recently.  He indicated that ISO 800 was not a good setting for the D7000 and recommended 1250 instead.  My testing at home indicated 800 had less noise than 1250 so I find it a bit confusing.  Anyone shed a bit of light on this topic for me?


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

I think your someone is on crack.....

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:55 AM

I'm certainly not 'More Knowledgeable' but I've always assumed the higher the ISO the more the Digital Noise. Perhaps that 

someone had a particular situation in mind like fast moving or fidgety subject and was assuming higher ISO would be of net



When I use my D7000 topside I resist pushing the ISO beyond 800 will occasionally go up to 1600 but usually when bathed in

light trying to catch a bird in flight or some such.


THIS shot of a Robin was taken at 1600 backlit in the late afternoon with some flash fill. The higher ISO doubtless helped me

get the shot but the noise is there for all to see. Settings- 1/400,ƒ/6.3, 500 mm




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