At what point does Noise show up in a print?
I just got back a few 5x7's taken with my D700 that were shot at ISO 4000 and I don't see the noise in the print that I see in Capture NX2. How large would I need to print before I start to see noisy prints?
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#1. "RE: At what point does Noise show up in a print?" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Thu 24-Jul-14 02:07 AM
To some extent, the amount of noise you have to start with will govern how much eventually ends up in the print.
One of the ways to hide noise is to reduce the size of the image, which is basically what you are doing when printing it.
For a full size D700 image, a 5x7 would be about 550 DPI, which I think would eat practically all the noise except for extreme cases.
One way to judge this is to view the image at "full screen". For my monitor, this would show a D700 image in portrait mode at what seems to be about a 28% zoom for me, just smaller than a 9x14 at 340 DPI.
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#2. "RE: At what point does Noise show up in a print?" | In response to Reply # 0ajdooley Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 28-Jul-14 12:39 PM
Mark -- Exposing correctly is a first step to limiting noise. I don't think I ever saw noise on a 4x6 or 5x7 print at any normal ISO (up to 6400) on my D700 bodies. The first hint showed up at 8x12. I'm not sure why noise seems to appear with NX2, but I quit using that program sometime ago and I use PS CC now, shooting RAW for 95% of what I do.
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