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"RE: D600 and High ISO"
We have had bad photo weather the past few days, cloudy and rainy. I shot a cross country race on Friday at ISO 3200, and a soccer game on Saturday at ISO 5000. Understand that my default ISO is 100 for the cleanest image possible. I had to go up this high so that I could use my tele-zoom and still get a reasonable shutter speed to stop the action. I noticed a bit of noise at 3200 on the cross country pictures, which were in the rain, under a tree, and not particularly light. Nothing bad though as an 8X10 print came out looking very nice.The soccer game at ISO 5000 was a bit more noticeable on a tight crop, but not objectionable. More like what I would expect with an ISO 400 color print film circa 2005.I was shocked at the prints from both events as I was expecting the worst, but they were very usable after a moderate crop followed by an 8X10 print.I will NOT use ISO 3200+ on a routine basis, but it let me get shots this weekend that I wouldn't have been able to get otherwise.I was tempted to print larger, just to see how they would hold up, but couldn't bring myself to burn the ink on snapshots of the kids sports. Now if I had gotten that one great shot . . .Regards, Patrick
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