The D700 sports the same sensor as the D3. The image processing engine is also the same as the one in D3. Hence in terms of high ISO digital noise, both should be exactly the same. Is this the finding of those who have used both the models? I seem to find some difference - I see a bit more high ISO noise with the D700.
Also, if the above is correct, would using different lenses produce different amount of noise? I know this seems silly, but would still like your views. Thanks in advance.
I could supply an objective answer if you (or any other D700 owner) would perform the "Dynamic Range" collaboration under "Collaborations" at my site. It's not at all obvious they use exactly the same sensor and (especially) supporting circuitry.
I just took my new D700 out last night for a night shoot and pumped up the ISO as high as it could go. I see noise in both of these shots; one was taken outside on the street, and the other inside a small nightclub.
I've always used my D3 with a tripod, so I don't have a comparison, but I can go back and re-shoot the street.
I'd like to see a definite answer on here if anybody has the time (and the bodies) to do a direct comparison. I have seen one comparison on a website, written by somebody I'm scared to mention. He says they look the same but I can see differences in his example, he also says I shouldn't worry but I intend to shoot concerts and sports in poor light in England so it's pretty important to me.
Hi Bill, sorry if I gave you he wrong impression, I'm looking to buy and don't currently own... Looking at your site, you are way more intelligent than me. I'm just eagerly waiting for the outcome, hopefully i will understand it.
Sat 13-Sep-08 04:42 AM | edited Sat 13-Sep-08 04:49 AM by Rohinton_Mehta
As you can see, this picture was shot at ISO 1600 with a D700, but when the light was OK. The full resolution print does not show any noise in the sky even at Actual Pixels. If I do the same thing when the light levels are poor, I see noise very clearly. Sutter speed was 1/2000sec and aperture was f/8.
Does this mean that high ISO is not the only reason but high ISO plus poor light is the cause for noise?
The biggest factor, by far, in the appearance of noise is collecting too small an amount of light. The noise added by the increased amplification of increasing ISO is a secondary factor and generally only starts showing up in the shadows.
Sat 13-Sep-08 04:21 PM | edited Sat 13-Sep-08 04:40 PM by Hammam
>Olivier, > >if somebody would tell me how to post them >in sizes bigger than the useless 150 kb limit > >You can't. >But if you can host images elsewhere then you can post links >to them here. > > >Bill >P.S. - Your profile doesn't show a D3 or D700 (?)
I know, I was going to post images from a D60 and a Olympus E-520, thinking maybe it would do.
No, I haven't updated my profile yet. Yes, I am fortunate enough to have both, after getting rid of a Leica M8 and assorted lenses (not that I didn't like it, in fact I loved it, but I had to make a choice) and a F6 and things I have forgotten.
Thanks for the tip. I will try to post on pbase and see if I can create a link. I am not very good at these things.
So far, what I can tell you is that there isn't much difference in noise to the naked eye at ISO 6400, if any, even at 100%. And I am still amazed at the absence of objectionable noise in both cameras on dark areas at sizes like 11x14 and even bigger, under normal lighting.