D300 High ISO

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Was really surprised this weekend when using new D300 in a museum. Went to Chihuly Exhibit at deYoung Museum if SF and shot mostly at ISO 1600 and was thrilled with results compared to the D200. Have taken a lot of high ISO D200 images, ballooning in early am, and most of the images were not usable - ISO 1000 to 1600.

Now I have to try and understand the UniWB to tame the histogram a bit. Had a lot of blown reds as you can imagine. Sure wish there was one place to read about UniWB other than the multiple threads here and DPR.

This is nice.
Dan
 
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That's one of the reasons I plan on getting one later this summer. I wish I could afford the D700 (notice I didn't say D3:eek:). I shoot a lot of high school football and the dim stadiums in Texas need all the help they can get
 
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D3 and D700 are out of my league plus I like having DX for field of view. At this point going wider than my 12-24 is not needed. D300 really addressed my biggest D200 problem - high ISO. Next wish list item is that I better understand the auto focus. Will going to Africa in November on a private safari and need to get up to speed.

Dan
 
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Sorry Frank - would love to but I don't have a place to store my pics on the net. Would be happy to email you a small JPEG if you would supply me with your address via PM.

Dan
 
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If the OP doesn't mind, here's a ISO 1600 shot from my D300. No noise reduction in camera or in PP.
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I've had very usable photos from the D300 at ISO 3200 - much better than the D70 at 1600.
 
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