Tue 13-Aug-13 04:39 AM | edited Tue 13-Aug-13 11:28 AM by Vlad_IT
Correct me if i'm wrong but having "extra" light have nothing to do with noise produced by a sensor at higher ISO - the image would be over-exposed and not usable. that's why I had to use F/9 and high shutter speed to cut "excessive" light reaching the sensor. when I use higher ISO, I try to ever-expose +1 stop, if I know the whites don't contain critical to my image information. like example with the cat above. His white fur is over-exposed to recover any details, but the overall image is acceptable to me for taken in the dark, with 18-200 consumer lens and D5100 camera.
It's a totally another story when I cannot use ETTR technique due to whites need to be exposed correctly, than the dark areas are definitely have some heavy noise to deal with. I think in 5 years, with next generation of sensors from Nikon you'll be able to deal with indoor sport lighting limitations quite successfully. , Best regards, Vlad