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D800 vs D700 in low light uses

mklass

Tacoma, US
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"RE: D800 vs D700 in low light uses"

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sun 20-Jan-13 04:12 PM

Alan,

I find them to be about equal. Above ISO3200 the noise is too much for anything with fine detail. I prefer to stay below 2200.

Even then, unless I am looking for a large file, I'll use the D3s when light is a problem. I'll take that to 6400 without a care.

Here are some samples from a recent Puget Sound Nikonians shoot on a day with poor lighting. All were taken with a D800e, Sigma 150-500 OS on a monopod at f/6.3, 1/500sec. These were a sequence taken with Auto ISO on. These are 100% crops

At ISO4000

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At ISO 3600
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At ISO 2200
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Unfortunately, I didn't have my D3s along to provide some comparisons.

Mick
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