>“And this is an excellent example of how subjective things >can be.” > >Also, that subjective evaluation can vary depending on subject >matter. > >Bird feather detail for example does not hold up well to >noise. From my limited experience - I think sports shooters >run into noise issues at lower values than many others do the >poor quality of light in the venues. >
Precisely. Even at the division 1 college level I am pushing ISO 3200 just to get f2.8/ 1/500 at basketball and indoor tennis. It's horrible. And because we normally have to crop, noise is even more of a killer. The D3s does a nice job as does th D600.