yogestee wrote in post #14110929
Tom,,, step out of your comfort zone. You'll surprised how well the 50D handles high ISO, especially if you nail the exposure and shoot in RAW.
kethnguy wrote in post #14111791
i agree i've shoot 1600 and 3200 and it handles it pretty well if exposure is correct
I have stepped out, many times. After repeated experiments at ISO 800 and higher, I decided the ugly grain simply wasn't worth it. Why take an image if I don't like the appearance of it?
More importantly, the 50D images taken at 800 ISO will always - repeat always - be rejected by the agencies I submit to.
If I just wanted a little 11x14 print of something like that, high ISOs would be fine, but I take images so that I can sell them, and grain is simply not acceptable to those who market my images. Using NR in post is not acceptable, either, as images will be rejected if NR has been applied.
Additionally, I really hate the look of grain, and even at 400 ISO my 50D images show some grain in the darkest, out of focus areas of an image. This is just ugly to me, and I do not like the way this looks when I view images on my monitor. If it is unappealing to me, it will be even more objectionable to my customers. For this reason, I try to shoot at the lowest possible ISO in any circumstance, and expose to the right to further eliminate grain in the dark OOF areas.
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