High ISO with good quality?
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26-12-09, 11:47 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Just to approach this from an entirely different perspective, there are other methods of mitigating the use of high Iso, assuming that you are using the original kit lens 18-55mm f/3.5 -5.6 ?
A 50mm f/1.8 would give a 3.5 stop advantage over the kit lens and allow you to reduce the Iso from 3200 to just 320 (If my 1/2 stops are right!). Of course you may still need higher Iso to get the shutter speed high enough, but this means that there's a little headroom, and this simply wouldn't be possible with kit lens. Cost is very reasonable at around £80
Noise reducing software will do a great job reducing any offensive noise, and give you control over how much reduction you apply.
Creative noise Of course you won't want to do this to every one of your images, but this technique is especially effective with black & white conversions and can add a certain atmosphere, the subject matter you have in mind could work well with this.
Providing your subjects aren't moving too much a tripod mount would help with longer exposures, and any motion blur might be a quite effective element in the image.
I'm not sure about Oldboys comment either, by too high did you mean too long?
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