Sun 15-Sep-13 04:35 AM | edited Sun 15-Sep-13 04:37 AM by four eighty sparky
I never bought the D600 with the intention of cranking up the ISO. In almost a year of ownership, I think I've gone as high as 3200.
Until tonight. My cousin plays music at local gigs, so I decided to stop by and see what the D600 can do in low light. I figured I might have to go to 6400.
BZZZT! The lighting was so dismal, I cranked her all the way up to Hi2.0, and even then, I was shooting 1/60 at f/2.8. But I gotta admit, 25,600 after some noise reduction doesn't look all that bad, considering.
I can testify that the low light performance is amazing compared to my D200. The other day, I shot a few pics at a party before I realized that I was still at 1600 ISO from an earlier shoot in low light. I was really irritated, assuming that my pics were going to be noisy and degraded and I had several captures that I was excited to see.
Lo and behold, when I got home and uploaded them, they were perfectly fine! NOt that I couldn't tell the difference between them and the other shot I snapped at 400 ISO but perfectly acceptable.
With this great shot you've proven how film and digital photography are truly two different media. Digital really shines by allowing you to take photos in dark areas that would be impossible to achieve with film.