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Nov 28, 2011 16:22 |  #1

I posted this in another thread but I saw that not everyone had seen it so I decided to give it it's own thread. This chart shows what iso settings give the lowest noise for the sensor that is in the 60D and similar cameras.

This effectively shows the isos that should be used at all times and which ones to avoid at all costs when filming!

Hope this helps!

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Nov 28, 2011 16:49 |  #2

So 1250 @ 3.2 works pretty good for indoor, overcast day, no lights on, and large bay windows (if you can imagine what that lighting might be like). Reasonably simple to manually focus on my 30 mm. THanks for the post. I was using auto ISO and getting some real bad noise at the higher ISO's.


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Nov 28, 2011 17:00 |  #3

Good idea posting this to it's own thread. Again, thanks!


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Nov 28, 2011 22:24 |  #4

idsurfer wrote in post #13464555 (external link)
So 1250 @ 3.2 works pretty good for indoor, overcast day, no lights on, and large bay windows (if you can imagine what that lighting might be like). Reasonably simple to manually focus on my 30 mm. THanks for the post. I was using auto ISO and getting some real bad noise at the higher ISO's.

Yep I was in the same boat too when I first got my camera.


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Nov 28, 2011 23:54 |  #5

I've found that these sensors pretty much top out at that ISO range. My 550d is not happy at 1600 in video mode LOL


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Nov 29, 2011 14:41 |  #6

BrickR wrote in post #13466567 (external link)
I've found that these sensors pretty much top out at that ISO range. My 550d is not happy at 1600 in video mode LOL

I don't like to go past 1250. It looks fairly ok depending on what you are recording. 640 is pretty high and looks great though! I am going to get a 2.8 lens soon so I think that will be good for low light video.


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Nov 30, 2011 11:34 |  #7

killeraxemannic wrote in post #13469706 (external link)
I don't like to go past 1250. It looks fairly ok depending on what you are recording. 640 is pretty high and looks great though! I am going to get a 2.8 lens soon so I think that will be good for low light video.

You can't open it up all the way to 2.8. you'll get pretty much issues with depth.


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Nov 30, 2011 11:57 |  #8

Wow those are crazy. Ive shot over ISO 5,000 on my 5d II and must say im impressed.


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Nov 30, 2011 13:06 |  #9

V-Wiz wrote in post #13474359 (external link)
Wow those are crazy. Ive shot over ISO 5,000 on my 5d II and must say im impressed.

Well, 5d is a different beast.


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Nov 30, 2011 14:20 |  #10

Raphael V wrote in post #13474222 (external link)
You can't open it up all the way to 2.8. you'll get pretty much issues with depth.

I played with it at 2.8 at the camera store in video mode. It did have a low depth of field but if you keep focus on your subject in low light video it's better than cranking up the iso and having a grainy video imho


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Nov 30, 2011 15:18 |  #11

Raphael V wrote in post #13474222 (external link)
You can't open it up all the way to 2.8. you'll get pretty much issues with depth.

It all depends on what you are filming. If you are filming a little kid running back and forth all around a small room, 2.8 might be a bit tricky to keep in focus d/t shallow DOF. If you are filming a couple people sitting and having a conversation (not moving a lot) you should be fine. Or how about if you are watching something on stage from a distance, 2.8 would be fine. Increase your sensor to subject distance and get greater DOF. Heck, from 20 ft away shooting with a 30 mm on an 1.6 crop camera @ 2.8 you get 16.7 ft of total DOF! You would be fine in this case.

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Nov 30, 2011 15:52 |  #12

idsurfer wrote in post #13475331 (external link)
It all depends on what you are filming. If you are filming a little kid running back and forth all around a small room, 2.8 might be a bit tricky to keep in focus d/t shallow DOF. If you are filming a couple people sitting and having a conversation (not moving a lot) you should be fine. Or how about if you are watching something on stage from a distance, 2.8 would be fine. Increase your sensor to subject distance and get greater DOF. Heck, from 20 ft away shooting with a 30 mm on an 1.6 crop camera @ 2.8 you get 16.7 ft of total DOF! You would be fine in this case.

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Nicely put idsurfer! And a great link.


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Nov 30, 2011 21:41 |  #13

The results aren't surprising, they're what I've found with experimenting. It's believed that the 160, 320 and 640 are actually 200, 400 and 800 pulled 1/3 stop. The problem with using them is that you can loose some highlight detail if you push the exposure envelope. Increasing the signal to noise ratio is the ticket. 125, 250, 500 are pushed 1/3 stop from 100, 200, and 400, increasing the noise by brightening an underexposed image.

I prefer to overexpose by 1/3 stop, when I can, by using shutter speed and/or aperture.

It certainly pays off at higher ISOs.


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Dec 01, 2011 11:31 |  #14

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It all depends on what you are filming.

Exactly. You can open it up when you want that shallow dof. But opening it up all the way just for the sake of more light may ruin some shots where depth is necessary.


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Dec 01, 2011 20:10 |  #15

windpig wrote in post #13477377 (external link)
The results aren't surprising, they're what I've found with experimenting. It's believed that the 160, 320 and 640 are actually 200, 400 and 800 pulled 1/3 stop. The problem with using them is that you can loose some highlight detail if you push the exposure envelope. Increasing the signal to noise ratio is the ticket. 125, 250, 500 are pushed 1/3 stop from 100, 200, and 400, increasing the noise by brightening an underexposed image.

I prefer to overexpose by 1/3 stop, when I can, by using shutter speed and/or aperture.

It certainly pays off at higher ISOs.

So what ISO's would you recommend for a person that just simply wants an easy formula for the cleanest image? Sorry, I got a little lost in your post.


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