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High ISO Fanclub

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by pushpin, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. i don't know about anyone else here, but i am in love with high iso, high noise/grain, degraded details. am i crazy? there's something about shooting iso 3200 on my d80.. can't really explain it. i shoot 3200 in all light, not just where i absolutely *need* it. but for those times it makes it that much better. when i shoot at low isos, i often find myself adding hideous noise. now that i think about it, i could care less about canon performing "better" with high isos. as far as i'm concerned, the noiser and crappier, the better!
    for anyone that feels the same, please post your high iso shots.
    i understand that these photos aren't probably for everyone.. but this is my first thread and i'm not sure what you all feel about this sort of thing. these images can be as "imperfect" as you want them to be! :tongue:
    i hope some of you feel the same!... :rolleyes: 

    iso 1600, f/2, 1/40
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    iso 3200, f/2, 1/500, double exposure
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    iso 1600, f/1.4, 1/80
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    iso 3200, f/2, 1/125
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    iso 3200, f/2, 1/500
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    iso 3200, f/1.4, 1/60
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    iso 1600, f/1.4, 1/15
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    iso 1600, f/1.4, 1/25
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    iso 1600, f/2, 1/80
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    iso 1600, f/1.4, 1/100
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    iso 3200, f/1.4, 1/80
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    iso 1600, f/1.4, 1/80
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    iso 1600, f/1.4, 1/80
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    let's see 'em!
  2. Joe...
    wow...talk about great composition.... awesome images...
    keep posting, these images are outstanding.. You just inspired
    me to start shooting some iso 3200 b&W images...
  3. thank you michael.
    please, post those images after you make them! i would love to see what you and everyone else can do with high isos. i need some inspiration myself..
  4. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    u got some awesome pictures here ...btw, i don't find these all that noisy, more artistic really ...and it's not noise that bothers me it's the kind of noise ...personally i like the "noise" the d80 puts out at the higher iso's ....thanks for sharing these...keep em comin
  5. biggstr6


    Apr 26, 2005
    Theres a place for everything . In the film days the grain was what I liked about triX.
  6. plim

    plim Guest

    for your application and style, it's perfect.

    but for others, not so much. when i'm taking a picture of my 1 yr old, i don't want grain on his face =)

    but your shots are amazing. maybe you should invest in high-noise cameras =) d80 is not that noisy...
  7. thank you nute, peter. nute, i have to agree with you about the type of noise. colored noise (not sure what it's called) usually seen in digital cameras is my least favorite but the easy solution is b/w. thanks for looking, i'm a big fan of your work.
    biggs, triX is my favorite film for obvious reasons :) 
    peter, i agree with you. however, maybe you should put some grain on your childs face, you might like it! how is the d200s iso 3200 noise compared to the d80s? d70s? that's a good idea though.

    anyone have any shots to share or am i the only one with this weird obsession?!
  8. eyelevel


    Jun 28, 2007
    Tulsa, OK
    Here's one shot inside with a D200 and 85mm f1.4 af-d at ISO3200:
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  9. very nice, eyelevel. i love the composition and all the swirling lines in the bg.
  10. +10 cool points to the person who is drinking jug wine with one arm - the correct way.
  11. glad you picked up on that, andrew. that's $3 sangria.
  12. DrewC


    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
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  13. drew, i checked them out. they look good to me... it's amazing the similarities high iso b/w on digital between high iso b/w on film.
    have you experimented with your d70 and high iso? if not, give it a shot! i think the d70 might only go up to 1600 (you would know this), but 1600 is still high enough to get super creative with the grain.
  14. DrewC


    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    d70's ISO 1600 is ugly! at least in color... i'm not even sure if i've looked at a high iso b/w shot in a while... lemme experiment

  15. drew, the uglier the better. have fun!
  16. DrewC


    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    okay, so maybe the d70 does a little better than i remember...

    Shot at iso 1600... F/1.4

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  17. very nice drew. how do you like shooting iso 1600 and pp'ing to b/w?
    here are a few more of mine:

    iso 1000, f/2, 1/80
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    iso 3200, f/1.4, 1/400
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  18. DrewC


    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    joe, those are really nice... you'd never guess they were digital either. which church is that? is it the basilica?
  19. thanks drew. i was thinking the same, they look very filmy. i guess that might contribute to my likeness of high iso digital.
    the church is the saint paul cathedral.
  20. here's one more from tonight, i mean if no one else is going to post :( 

    iso 3200, f/2.8, 1/80
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