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D300 high ISO shots, please?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by chewbecca, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. I'm thinking about upgrading to a D300 within the year, and am particularly looking for good high ISO function. Well, I mean, you can imagine higher ISO function than what my D60 is capable of.:biggrin:

    Granted, that's not the ONLY thing I'm looking for in an upgrade, but I am strongly considering the D300, and if you have any shots you've taken at high ISOs, would you please post them for me?

    If you post them, please post the ISO info for them and any PP you had to put into them (if any at all) to make them less noisy.

    Thank you.:biggrin:
  2. leahp26


    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Took some in a dark restaurant this weekend (didn't want to use flash) - they came out pretty nice - will post them later tonight. I think I went up to 3200.

    I'm a real beginner too but I love my D300!
  3. I've seen samples of the D300 shoot w/out flash...Impressive, you'll be very pleased with the results...
  4. Hi Rebecca,

    Here is a "worse case" image for you:
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    This is a photo of an Oil Bird in Trinidad. They hunt for fruit at night (echolocate like a bat!). The roost in caves during the daylight. We are in a dark cave, you are not allowed to use flash, the guide shines a flashlight at the various roost spots high on the cave wall for a few seconds.

    Handheld, 340mm (70-200 VR + 1.7TC), 1/60 second, f4.8
    ISO HI-1 (6400) WOW!.

    Bob & Nan
  5. Thank you!!
    If that is a "worse case" picture, then I should be set!

    Thanks, guys and thank you, Bob.

    Now I just long to see the days of great high ISO function. I cannot wait to have enough saved to get the D300 (if that's what I decide to get).:biggrin:
  6. Here is a couple I took a few weeks ago at the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville PA.

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    Camera: Nikon D300
    Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 23 mm
    ISO Speed: 2200

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    Camera: Nikon D300
    Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 26 mm
    ISO Speed: 3200
  7. thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Now, when the time comes, I'll just have to make sure to get into the store to actually hold one and see how it feels.
    I have small woman hands, so I hope it's not too big for me.:biggrin:
  8. PhotogWannabe


    Mar 19, 2007
    Rebecca, here's a link to a thread I started about the very same topic in the D3/D300 forum. I took some pictures of one of our cats at 1600 ISO, natural light and then did a 66% crop to show the difference in noise between my D80 and the D300.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2017
  9. Thank you!
    Most helpful!:biggrin:
  10. Wow, I love the D300. Wish I could afford one.

    I also love Yuengling beer. My father was born and raised in Pottsville and hung out with the Yuengling boys.

    BTW, love the reflection of you with the camera, and who is the guy drinking the beer? LOL.
  11. anthonyc


    May 30, 2008
    heres one at iso6400
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    more high iso stuff here
  12. anthonyc,

    Thank you!

    Those shots are beautiful!
  13. Ron H

    Ron H

    Jul 5, 2005
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    1/40s f/5.0 at 31.0mm iso3200

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    1/320s f/6.3 at 18.0mm iso1600

    I'm very impressed with the D300's high ISO abilities.
    Most of these were taken at ISO 1600: http://www.pbase.com/ronhrl/antelope_canyon
  14. tintingkc

    tintingkc Guest

    ISO 2000 with minor exposure comp.
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    ISO 2000 with no pp. Just converted to jpeg. About a 50% crop. Could use some work but a good example of a un-touched image from the cam.
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    I shoot 90% in low light at clubs, events and concerts. I have never been disappointed with the D300. Always hand held.
  15. sfoxjohn


    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    This was taken in a mill room of the industrial museum in Lowell, MA.

    f/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO 1600 +0.3EV D300 handheld

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  16. Thank you so much!!!
  17. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Here's one I took last night while walking over the Brooklyn Bridge.....I did some minor post processing. This was hand held at ISO 3200 with the D300, and the 18-200mm VR lens.

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  18. rgordin


    Jun 3, 2008
    Washington, DC
    This is turning into an expensive thread. Forces me to rethink the D300. If any of your work is affected (insofar as the ISO results are concerned) by processing, could you please note that.

    Thanks. These photos have been instructive and impressive.
  19. Wow!

    Anthony... that is a super image... I really like the mood.

    And it makes me want to play around with the high ISO capabilities of the D300... I rarely go beyond 800.
  20. I was trying out a few of my old 25yr old Tamron SP manual lenses and this shot was at ISO 4500...

    D300, Tamron SP 35-210 f3.5-4.2 @ 1/80s, f/3.5, ISO 4500 Hand held....

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    If your wondering, this was shot on my desk at home and thats the computer keyboard in the background...
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