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Oct 28, 2011 11:28 |  #1

I was over at FM in an ISO conversation. So I'm curious to what the 5D2 users comfortable maximum ISO is. I'm comfortable at 1600. I would like to shoot at 3200 but I find if you underexpose a bit the skin tones start to show it. Same can be said for 1600 but the higher I go the less forgiving it is. I know that one needs to expose correctly but in a run and gun situation yo don't always get a second shot.


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Oct 28, 2011 11:30 |  #2

5D2 @ 3200 does a great job. I always expose +1 to let in as much light as i can and try to get a shutter above 1/125......not always possible however.


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Oct 28, 2011 11:34 |  #3

Can you link to the FM conversation?


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Oct 28, 2011 11:37 |  #4

I prefer to max out at ISO1600, but won't hesitate to shoot at ISO3200 if the situation called for it.




  
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Oct 28, 2011 11:46 |  #5

i will shoot 1600 + 3200 on my 7D and 50D if i need to for sure. and the files are so much nicer out of my 5dII that I wouldn't even bat an eye shooting iso3200 with it at an event.


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Oct 28, 2011 12:00 |  #6

So long as the exposure is good, I'm totally comfortable at 4000.


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Oct 28, 2011 12:00 |  #7

13inches wrote in post #13320608 (external link)
Can you link to the FM conversation?

Sorry it was dpreview. I am in an auto focus discussion at FM and got mixed up.

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Oct 28, 2011 12:15 |  #8

I will go to 6400 when absolutely necessary. This pic was shot at iso 6400. 1/60 @ f/1.4.. Noise reduction in LR.

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Oct 28, 2011 12:27 |  #9

Nice. I like lighting. Thanks for the responses everyone. I normally set mine a 1600. I find the higher I go the less forgiving regarding exposure. I will have to brave 3200 for some shots and see how it goes. Exposure is everything.


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Oct 28, 2011 12:52 |  #10

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oh yeah, exposure is everything!
and a little NR in LR makes a difference too :)


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Oct 28, 2011 13:02 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #11

Lightroom does a good job with noise reduction. Photoshop does it better especially if you do it through channels. I also use Topaz for noise reduction and it is awesome as well, B/T photoshop and Topaz, its tough to beat. You can layer and mask it for best results.


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Oct 28, 2011 13:12 |  #12

I have no problem with ISO3200 all day long. I only use LR3 NR and it does a fantastic job.

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Oct 28, 2011 13:23 |  #13

ISO 3200 without thought, ISO 6400 with a little care in noise reduction at capture time.


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Oct 28, 2011 14:52 |  #14

On the 5D2, I'm very comfortable at ISO3200. At that level, LR3 is sufficient for dealing with the noise. Any higher and I'd want to use Noiseware which still does a slightly better job.


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Oct 28, 2011 15:05 |  #15

as long as high iso noise reduction is set to strong, i have no problem going 3200-6400.

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