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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Sat 08-Dec-12 07:12 AM
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"ISO performance"


Camberley, GB
          

I'm on a promise from my lovely wife that Father Christmas will be bringing me a D7000/18-105 kit to replace my trusty old D50.

Just a quick question. From reports I've read I understand that ISO performance is very good and noise levels at higher ISOs are pretty good.
I like to shoot old building interiors like churches. Typically this is done handheld. In real world shooting performance what do you think I'm likely to be able to bump ISO levels up to?
With my D%) with ISO starting at 200 I usually only go up to 400 and occasionally 800 but never above that.
Any thoughts on what I might be able to get away with using the d7000?

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sat 08-Dec-12 08:22 AM
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Paignton, GB
          

The D7000 is aroiund 3 stops better the the D50 in high-ISO performance. If you're happy with the D50 at 800, you'd likely be OK at 6400 with a D7000

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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Sat 08-Dec-12 08:48 AM
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Camberley, GB
          

Thanks Brian, that's the kind of confirmation I was hoping for.
This will help a lot as often is impracticle or socially unacceptable to start setting up a tripod. I'm guessing that I wouldn't need more than 3200.
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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Sat 08-Dec-12 10:16 AM
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As Brain said, you should be pleased with the increase in ISO performance.

I came up from a D80 which has similar performance as your D50.

If you want to see some examples, I took some high ISO shots during my clubs Indoor Obedience Trials in between my stewarding duties to try and hone my action shot skills.

Thie training facility is poorly lit necessitating high ISO and hair pulling out WB issues!!!

This was taken at ISO 2200

http://www.pbase.com/elec164/image/147004513

And this at ISO 6400

http://www.pbase.com/elec164/image/143497888

Hope this helps.

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Tex09 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Dec 2012Fri 14-Dec-12 06:14 PM
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Nice shots. Just got my D7000 today. Good shots at high ISOs is one of the reasons I bought it.

  

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tekneektom Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Sat 08-Dec-12 11:30 AM
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Derek,

I capture images all the time at ISO 1600 and don't think twice about it. The D7000 performs extremely well at 1600, so I would imagine that going to 3200 or 6400 is going to yield very acceptable images.

Have fun with your D7000.

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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Sat 08-Dec-12 12:28 PM
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Camberley, GB
          

Thanks Pete and Tom for the feedback and examples. I think it's going to give me what I'm looking for.
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Sat 08-Dec-12 01:30 PM
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If your shots are typically of static subjects (no people in the old buildings), you'll have another big advantage. Your profile suggests you aren't presently using any lenses with VR. The 18-105 is a VR lens that will allow you to shoot at much slower shutter speeds than with the non-VR lenses you have now. That will allow you to use lower ISO values. Coupled with the dramatically better high-ISO performance of the D7000, I think you are in for a delightful experience!

-- Jon
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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Sat 08-Dec-12 02:12 PM
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Camberley, GB
          

Jon. What a very good point. My day is getting better by the minute.
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gfinlayson Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jan 2011Sat 08-Dec-12 09:43 PM
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This was shot at ISO3200, with no noise reduction in post:



If you get the exposure right, the D7000 is capable of excellent results at high ISO settings.

  

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Sun 09-Dec-12 03:06 AM
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Congratulations on your forthcoming new D7000. I am sure you will find it a nice upgrade from your D50.

Rocky

  

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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Sun 09-Dec-12 01:06 PM
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Camberley, GB
          

Thanks for posting that graeme... very nice, great noise performance.

Thanks Rocky, I'm sure I will.
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ORTHOZAC Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Sep 2009Mon 10-Dec-12 01:30 AM
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#11. "NIKON D7000 HIGH ISO PERFORMANCE..."
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Hello Derek, good evening: You are going to love the performance of the D7000 sensor in low light situations... I would like to share some images with you showing what kind of expectations you would be able to tackle with your new camera... please step into my gallery and open the Finding Nemo challange and please have a glimpse of what you would be able to do with your new gear... almost all shots were taken with ISO's of 800 and above, opinions and tips are always welcome... ENJOY!

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Lissajous Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2011Mon 10-Dec-12 06:05 PM
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Gosford, AU
          

Sounds like you are gonna be pretty well covered on ISO with the VR lens. But if you needed to push further without a tripod, have you considered a monopod? Relatively quick and unobtrusive setup. I've been considering getting one myself.

  

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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Tue 11-Dec-12 09:34 AM
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#13. "RE: NIKON D7000 HIGH ISO PERFORMANCE..."
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Tue 11-Dec-12 09:37 AM by MasterDabber

Camberley, GB
          

ORTHOZAC, Thanks for your reply. I've just looked at your Finding Nemo gallery. I think they are great and they illustrate the low noise on the D7000 very well! Thanks

Lissajous, I hadn't really thought about a monopod but it might be worth considering in the future. I guess I'll see how I get on once I've got my hands on the D7000.
I seem to be reasonably successful with keeping still when handholding with my old D50 so with the performance gains on the D7000 i'm hopeful.
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Lissajous Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2011Tue 11-Dec-12 10:41 AM
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#14. "RE: NIKON D7000 HIGH ISO PERFORMANCE..."
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Gosford, AU
          

>I seem to be reasonably successful with keeping still when
>handholding with my old D50 so with the performance gains on
>the D7000 i'm hopeful.

Yeah, somehow I've always gotten by without. Even before VR. When pushing the limits I just take many more exposures so I can discard the blurred ones. Three deep breaths and hold the last while you shoot helps too. Doesn't work for sports but for indoor architecture where the scene is static I never cease to be amazed at what a dozen attempts can achieve. Even one second exposures can work handheld. Of course, you don't really know what you have until you later get a chance to check on a big screen but I've had some amazing results by just taking many frames. Not a reliable solution I know but sometimes...

  

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