LincsRP wrote in post #17999070
I'm intrigued why do you have to test these cameras under conditions you would not shoot images at? Or do you shoot at these settings and hope the software will save the day?
I'm a bit lost on this whole raw shooting 5 stops under and then raising it 5 stops to see if the noise floor is better stuff.
To be honest the rest of us shoot photos, images, stuff we're proud of of ... are those under-exposed by 5 stops doing you any good? Geez folks...
Hi Steve, no I don't tend to shoot underexposed 5 stops. I can't say that i've ever done it in fact. I shoot ETTR to tame noise usually. I am just curious to see what all the talk is about.
However I do often enough shoot in very dark environments. Performance work, in low and changing light, low enough light with fast enough subject movement that every bit of shutter speed becomes precious.
I've been proud of those shots, noise and motion blur and all, I might even go so far as to call them "photos", or "images".
I can compare some of the ballet work I did back with a 1D or 1D2, (and the compromised shutter speeds and wide open softer lenses of the day, and noisy ISO boosts required) with what my current 5D3 and modern glass can do and the differences are DRAMATIC. Really dramatic.
If I can time similar moments, and get shots without all the noise and motion blur, well, that would be nice. Every big step forward makes the technical aspects of the results better.
Lastly, when I finish a time consuming honing job on one of my laminated steel chisels, I like to test the edge on my arm hairs, If it doesn't shave dry like a good straight razor, then I'm not done honing. Then I see how thin of a wood shaving I can get. Thinner = sharper. See through is what I am looking for.
I will only use the chisel on Wood, no other material will touch the sharp end of one of my blades once I am done. Certainly I'll never use it to shave my beard. Rarely do I need to use a chisel to remove a wood shaving I can see through. But I want to know what my tools are capable of before I use them on a real project. (or buy them!) Thus the shaving tests.
seems totally normal to me, and far from intriguing.
I hope this helps explain it.