your reduction is too much it makes the details fill and everything starts to look plastic..
Yeah, I now. I tried a new NR program and set it on auto. So there was some detail loss. But with the right program and better knowledge than I have when it comes to NR, you could use iso 6400 and 12800 as an emergency exit
Many people seems to think that the 50D has really bad iso capabilities. I use it up to iso 3200 with really good results. So I decided to try iso 6400 and iso 12800 and see what I get. I took some shots in a dark livingroom with only a couple of dim lights and the TV on.
Nothing special with the pics. Just wanted to test high iso.
Thanks for posting these shots, its only recently that I have been experimenting with different iso and its good to see other peoples shots. Good results there even at 12800. The noise reduction at 6400 does seem to have smoothed the skin but I don't think it detracts from the image,imho. Cheers.
You´re welcome. Glad you liked it.