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  1. #11
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    since no one wants to give a definitive answer, Ill jump in. imo iso 1600/2000 (maybe 3200) would be the most id shoot with till I learned what it can do and how comfortable I am wih it. when I got my D3s, I was very scared to pass iso4000, yesterday I shot a wedding and was shooting at the dance floor at iso8000.

    it also depends if im shooting a white/bright object or something in shade which is black to begin with. I had the camera and had to shoot a wedding and only reading upon the d3300, then thats what id use. be aware though, and this is critical, primes will almost always give a better outcome in IQ. and flash as well also lower grain showing up. and exposure is critical as well.


    see this article here
    Some low light shot with D3300: Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7200) Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    notice the back to back images of the cafe seats and he shot them 6400 and 3200. I would prefer the 3200 over the 6400 (although I think it was handheld and his focus was different for both. image looks crisper at 3200 there), but what I mean of bright vs shade... this is quite a bright scene that doesnt expose grain badly.

    now go down to the tea kettle image. its shot with no ambient light in the scene naturally (no flash), so grain is very well pronounced.


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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    Wow-THANKS a load for the article, rocketman. That clears up the ISO issue, now just want advice as to best tool to use to reduce NR.
    Very, very helpful- Paul
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    BT, what is the best way to apply NR during the shot with a camera setting or in post processing? Paul
    I always apply NR during post processing. If I just need minimal NR then I just apply it to the whole shot. If I need more extensive NR I do it selectively, mostly on the background and leaving the main subject alone leaving it as sharp as possible.
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    Blacktop, but what post processing tool do you use. Paul

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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    Wow-THANKS a load for the article, rocketman. That clears up the ISO issue, now just want advice as to best tool to use to reduce NR.
    Very, very helpful- Paul
    What blacktop said is good advice. having a bit of noise on the subject focus area is not so bad as it also gives acuity and the look of sharpness. you can also then later on use a blur tool in PS later and just slightly brush away areas where the grain showed up which are not in focus. tact is always adviced. people go way overboard when editing imges with different filters. especially faces with face having no texture and looking like a porcelain doll.

    but theres a limit on how grainy the image can be and how much it can be enhanced after. good lens, subject lighting and exposure is key. oh and dont expect to shoot at the extremes and be able to edit it to perfection. meaning. dont shoot an 85 1.8 at 1.8 and shoot at 6400 iso and then expect to get it to even acceptable levels. at 1.8 the lens is not at its sharpest and grain is the highest. you need a good image to start with.
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    @tea2085 To answer your question, I think @Blacktop uses one of the NIK collection tools and probably Photoshop to reduce the noise in post processing. I just downloaded the NIK collection of tools, so I am not yet familiar what does what in them, but I think it is something like Dfine.
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  7. #17
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    I only do noise reduction in post processing--either with Bridge (which is like Lightroom) or with Nik Dfine.

    Since I don't do in camera noise reduction, here's a question perhaps someone can answer: does it take longer to write a file to the card when in camera noise reduction is applied, or is that only for long exposures when done in camera?
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    Blacktop, but what post processing tool do you use. Paul
    This forum has notifications if you mention another poster. What I mean, is if you have a question for another poster , you can use "@" symbol @tea2085 in front of the posters name and that poster gets a notification that someone has mentioned them. It is a busy place with lots of threads and sometimes we forget that we participated in a certain thread.

    To answer your question, sometimes I use LR's adjustment brush to brush away out of focus area background noise. When I want to apply light NR to the whole image I use Nik Tool's DeFine. IMO it does a better job then LR's NR sliders. These work for me, but there are many other NR tools out there that you can try and experiment with to see what fits in best with your workflow.
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    Re: how high an ISO can you set and still get mnimal noise_with 3300

    I try to recover a lot of shadows, so in my case ISO 400 is what I go to for low light, with ISO 800 in exceptionally dark situations or on a dance floor. In case you can get the exposure perfect and are not bothered of recovering shadows, then ISO 1600 and even 3200 are fine, but there will be a lot of noise in the dark areas.

    That said, I think that in most advanced software you can mask out the fore ground (or the main subject) which is exposed properly, and then you apply the NR to the region out side. That is what many people do, as the back ground except in landscape shots is of less importance and can be softened up to reduce noise.
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