>Both books arrived yesterday, man what a great set!! > >Okay, so the first of many questions Im sure is.. Page 9 Noise >control, speaks about ISO 100. > >Can you really tell the difference in noise/other quality >using iso 100 vs 200 ?
I shoot images for traditional stock sales and am very concerned about noise. 100 ISO (LO 1) has virtually no noise as long as the image is exposed correctly. The D700 is very very good in the noise department, so for most uses you won't be able to tell the difference between 100 and 200 ISO. Only if you underexpose an image and then brighten it, will you begin to see a little noise difference.
In my opinion the D700 and D3 have some of the best looking low-light images I've ever seen. Those big pixels make a huge difference. I like to shoot at 100 ISO, but I am using a tripod most of the time. In reality the D700 will give you great images at ISOs higher than most other cameras. You'll just have to figure out what your tolerance for noise happens to be. I am a "no noise" fanatic.
Shoot images at both ISOs and compare them. Especially pay close attention to dark areas in the image. Can YOU see more noise at 200 ISO than at 100 ISO?
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