>Aren't we amazingly spoilt compared to cameras of 10 years >ago! Gosh even 5 years ago!! >I can remember when I got my D100 I had trouble getting a >photo of snow in broad daylight to not have a bluish tinge to >it!! >Camera's now have amazing capabilities. That being said I >dont use anything above ISO 6400 with my D800. If I can't >shoot it at better than that I don't bother. Just me! >Have to set some limits somewhere. But the D800 is >amazing. >I wish there were more threads showing how amazing it is >instead of what it limits are or are not!
LOL, it is easy to forget. I am constantly amazed at the quality of image and ease of use I get from my D800e. My first real digital was the Fuji S2Pro, than the Nikon D1x, D2x, and D90. I still like the images from them. I never shot higher than 400 ISO with D1x and 800 with the D2x. Man, we have come a long way. I now use 3200 ISO routinely with the D800e.
We are spoiled for sure!
I find anything over 6400 ISO is not acceptable on my D800e's. Nikon feels the same, that is why they do not endorse. We are asking a lot out of the sensor and it's electronics for a 36MP camera.
The D600 is considered a better high ISO camera, as is D3s and D4.