How many 1600 ISO shots end up on display?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rich, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Anyone notice you hardly ever see such things on sites like Pbase?
    Makes me wonder if they are anything more (from cameras capable
    of taking a 1600-3200 ISO shot of quality) than "utility shots" taken
    because there was no other way to get them. I've yet to see
    one in a magazine that wasn't simply a "news" shot instead of a shot
    designed specifically to look nice as an "artistic" shot.
    Rich, Jun 2, 2006
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  2. Makes me wonder if they are anything more (from cameras capable
    Well, of course, if one could get the shot without going that fast, one
    would. But in concert photography, for example, it's pretty common to
    want ISO 1600, even if one actually has a fast lens, image stablization,
    & a tripod, and for most of us, it's pretty much a requirement. The
    majority of concert shots I take are at 1600, and many of these are
    among my favorite photos.

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  3. Rich

    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    I spent a good 8 or 9 days in May, all day, in Central Park in NYC
    shooting the migrating birds (warblers, vireos, thrushes, tanagers,
    buntings). In most situations, with my 100-400IS and a 1.4x TC (f/8
    combined), I needed ISO 1600 about 75% of the time. There just isn't
    that much light inside the trees when the foliage grows in the spring.
    Lots of pictures were under-exposed, or had too much fill-flash, even at
    ISO 1600. When I shoot with the camera set to ISO 1600, though, I am
    usually shooting with a much lower exposure index; I usually have the EC
    set to +2/3 or +1, and have some flash fill as well, so the real
    exposure index is as low as 800 or even 640. if there is sufficient
    light, or as high as 3200, if the flash does all of the illumination
    (but those are not aesthetically pleasing, with the clear, distinct
    shadows). Makes me wish the camera had an option to ratio flash fill
    based on *achieved* ambient exposure, rather than target ambient
    JPS, Jun 2, 2006
  4. Rich

    VK Guest

    I dont know if this qualifies as an "artistic" shot, but this photo was
    taken at ISO 3200, and is being published in a magazine with pan-Asian
    circulation as part of an article on tigers:

    But you are right - few published artistic shots tend to be high-ISO.

    VK, Jun 10, 2006
  5. Rich

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    I like those shots -- *all* of them. Though there seems to be a
    problem with the egrets:

    I've tried two different browsers, and get the same truncated

    Thanks for the nice shots,
    DoN. Nichols, Jun 11, 2006
  6. Rich

    VK Guest

    Hi Don -

    Yeah, I tried uploading it and got the same problem as well - very
    bizarre. I'll reload the image - hopefully that will solve things.

    Thanks for taking the time to go through the image as well as the
    feedback and the nice words!

    VK, Jun 11, 2006
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