mikeinctown wrote in post #17091429
How are you guys getting the high ISO performance? I have mine set to 3200 max and even then I am seeing a lot of noise when I set it to 100% looking at the photos in DPP. I had to reduce the noise in LR to get something acceptable to me. When looking at the photo fit into a roughly 8x10 window on the computer though, you really cannot tell how grainy the photo looks. It is only when you zoom to 50-100%.
Pixel peeing will always look nasty. Looking at it at it's viewing size is what matters. If you're printing 8 x 10, look at it as if it were physically 8 x 10 on your screen. If it looks good, you're good. Pixel peeping is a state of depression (even for a 6D owner).
I did nothing special for my noise reduction on my 3200 ISO shots I posted earlier in this thread. The standard in-camera noise reduction. I think I ran a pass in photoshop at a low level just to clean up some shadow areas that I pulled up in DPP. I'm ok with some grain, so long as it's not distracting. It barely shows up in print, and when it does, no one see's it from 2~3 feet away. Only if they hold it in some serious light and inspect it at a few inches.
Also, if exposure is correct, you will also less notice the ISO noise. If you're underexposed and pulling up exposure, the ISO noise will scream and look really obvious. So make sure and compare ISO performance of a properly exposed photograph, and not something severely under exposed.