aladyforty wrote in post #18724499
Just curious to know what would be your highest comfortable ISO that you use on 7DII , I always thought 3200 was ok but watching a bunch of stuff on utube by wildlife photographers I notice many refuse to go go higher than ISO 800 or at the higher end ISO 1600. They claim loss of detail and too much noise on crop sensors. I always felt it was more about not under exposing and trying to pull out shadows that was more the issue. Now Im curious what others think
I have no issues going to ISO 3200 on the 7D2 if that's what it takes to get the shot. If it's a static shot, I'd drop ISO (setup: press set button and spin large dial to quickly change ISO without moving my eye from the camera) and sacrifice some shutter speed to get the shot especially if on a tripod. If handheld, I'd keep ISO higher for a minimum level of shutter speed (using 600II f4 lens). If shutter speed drops really low, I'd do a 4-6 shot burst to make sure I get a sharp image. I use Topaz Denoise whenever necessary to remove noise and this software preserves detail. With that said, I typically am at ISO 800 or 1600 when out shooting in daylight because I want that high shutter speed.
Note: If you print the image, you most likely won't even notice high ISO noise.
I shoot to the right.