iso boost (hi-1 hi-2 modes) on the d1x
hi to all nikonians, i have been using the d-1x for abt a week now and i have a query of those of u who have used the iso boost (hi1 and hi 2 iso settings) on the D1-X. how does using these affect image quality?? i used the modes and saw the results on the computer and noticed an increased "graininess". does this come out in the print as well???
#2. "RE: iso boost (hi-1 hi-2 modes) on the d1x" | In response to Reply # 1danyroth Registered since 25th Mar 2002Tue 30-Apr-02 10:47 PM
I agree with "...to try it yourself."
My advise would be to use the D1X at the lowest ISO settings always. Use higher only when it is a "MUST".
You pay for it,
1) Lower color saturation
2) Higher noise
3) Lower resolving power
I use my camera at ISO 125 (Lowest). In special situations I'll go up to ISO400.
Sport photographers and Some Nature Photographers use it up to even 800 ISO.
Do the test yourself, shoot the same subject at different ISO settings as NEF. Check the results at 100% res on screen and on print.
The reason I suggested NEF (Raw) and not JPEG is, if you have a JPEG workflow it might be more difficult to evaluate the results because of the lower resolving power of the format.
#3. "RE: iso boost (hi-1 hi-2 modes) on the d1x" | In response to Reply # 2sumeetinder79 Basic MemberWed 01-May-02 04:04 AM
ok i have "tried it myself" and ur absolutely right abt the noise and lower resolving power. (the color saturation i was more or less satisfied with) the problem is that i shoot a lot of theatre performances, dance/music concerts where the lighting is extermly low and movements are rapid. even iso 800 gives me extremely slow shutter speed and since most places dont allow using speedlights i have no option but to use hi1 and hi2. i will however try shooting as NEF, hope this yeilds better results!! thanx a ton! regards, sumeet.
#4. "question on reducing noise effect from hi-1,2" | In response to Reply # 3lstavast Registered since 01st Jan 2003Wed 01-May-02 09:42 AM
I anticipate getting one of these this summer, and have had a lot of my questions answered already through this type of query.
Bibble and q* (I forget the name right now) - do they do anything to try and reduce such noise at the time of NEF processing ? If not, what photoshop techniques are employed to try and reduce it's effect.
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