Wedding Photographers and D3S
Wondering if there are any wedding photographers in this forum using the D3S - and if so what is the highest ISO setting you use without being concerned with post processing noise removal?
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#1. "RE: Wedding Photographers and D3S" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sun 22-Aug-10 08:20 PM
Well, I don't have a D3s nor am I a wedding photographer, so throw this input out if you like. But I find that with a D3, I can go to about ISO 3200 without thinking about post processing, as long as I'm only going to make about an 8x10 or 11x14. (I shoot raw and don't use NX2, so there's NO sharpening - so I almost have to post process every shot, at least a little.) To make a 24x36 I do some NR in post even at ISO 400 - but at 24x36" I am obviously not making very many, and I can afford the time to make them well.
Presumably a D3s is even better. Given that there are very few wedding shots that get printed bigger than 11x14, I think that my experience is at least as demanding and probably considerably more so.
Of course, all of the above assumes that the exposure is smack on the money. Any underexposure and all the rules go out the window.
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#2. "RE: Wedding Photographers and D3S" | In response to Reply # 1mklass Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Mon 23-Aug-10 02:09 AM
I shoot weddings with a D3s. I will go as high as ISO 6400 before I worry about uncorrectable noise. Depending on the image, varied amounts of noise reduction might be needed. I might try 12,500 if really necessary, but that will take more work to make it look good.
#3. "RE: Wedding Photographers and D3S" | In response to Reply # 2jackhx Charter MemberMon 23-Aug-10 03:38 AM
>I shoot weddings with a D3s. I will go as high as ISO 6400
>before I worry about uncorrectable noise. Depending on the
>image, varied amounts of noise reduction might be needed. I
>might try 12,500 if really necessary, but that will take more
>work to make it look good.
Ditto to what Mick said. Obviously, I try to keep the ISO as low as possible to get the job done, but the lighting is many churches is pretty dim and flash is not generally allowed in the churches I've shot in. So that's when I'm very glad for the D3s' excellent high ISO performance!