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Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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"RE: Birds"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Mon 01-Apr-13 01:25 PM

>Thanks Linwood, I find that the 400 is not always long enough
>for small birds and I have had to crop severely and the noise
>and quality of the cropped image is pretty good. I know the dx
>mode would give a larger image but would the noise level be
>manageable?

I believe (and it is more belief than science as I have not tried as I sold my D300) that the noise level will be lower in the D800 for an equivalent number of pixels with all other things being equal. It's a 6 year (+/-) newer sensor, and about the same pixel density. My guess is you will see almost a stop less noise.

I notice the above image is at ISO 1400 but at 1/8000th of a second, so bringing down the ISO will get rid of the vast majority of that noise. Even a quickly moving sparrow probably doesn't need 1/8000th (that's assuming my exif viewer is right, it's giving me an add fstop so maybe it wasn't).


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