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zuman Registered since 04th Jan 2006
Wed 10-Jan-07 01:09 PM

I'm off to Rwanda next month to observe mountain gorillas again. Two years ago I was shooting Canon, and it took ISO 1600 to get this shot at 1/125 at f/5.6 with my 24-70mm f/2.8 (at 40mm!).

http://www.pbase.com/zuman/image/72888655

I've since switched to Nikon, and I must admit that I'm a little concerned that I'll need to go high ISO again (I know some may find the image overexposed, but I wanted to avoid the wet gorilla just becoming a black blob).
So do I crank the ISO in my D2x and get the exposure I want, or do I go conservative in ISO and try to adjust in Capture NX afterward?
I know that you can't recover detail that you never captured, but where's the best compromise position?
Thanks,
Zuman
D2x; 200-400 f/4; 70-200 f/2.8; 85 f/1.4; 28-70 f/2.8; 10.5 f/2.8

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