ISO 100 and Nikons

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bryon Lape, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Bryon Lape

    Bryon Lape Guest

    Nikon seems to have given up on the ISO 100 setting as native in their
    sensors. The D80 has such a setting, but none of the second generation
    cameras do. Why is that?
     
    Bryon Lape, Oct 4, 2008
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    Peter Guest


    On the D300 & 700 you certainly can set the ISO lower by using the "L"
    settings.
     
    Peter, Oct 4, 2008
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  3. What are the second generation cameras, Bryon?
     
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 4, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    Nikon, Jr., Canon, Jr., and Pentax, Jr.
     
    tony cooper, Oct 4, 2008
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  5. I am enlightened!

    Endarkened.

    One of the two!
     
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 4, 2008
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Probably because it is not neccessary. If there is no benefit of
    optimum noise level by reducing the ISO number, why do it? In the case
    of film a lower ISO number usually meant finer grain images. The
    finest grain film may have been about ISO 25.
     
    Frank Arthur, Oct 5, 2008
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    Bryon Lape Guest

    Nikon's new line: D3, D300, D700, D90
     
    Bryon Lape, Oct 5, 2008
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  8. Thanks, Bryon.

    What generation are the D40/D40x/D60?
     
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 5, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    Are you a total nong?

    Have you never actually taken a photograph that needed slow shutter speeds?
     
    Pete D, Oct 6, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    I dream of photographing with an ND400 filter, bloody marvelous effects.
     
    Pete D, Oct 6, 2008
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    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : : > Nikon seems to have given up on the ISO 100 setting as native in
    : > their
    : > sensors. The D80 has such a setting, but none of the second
    : > generation
    : > cameras do. Why is that?
    :
    : Probably because it is not neccessary. If there is no benefit
    : of optimum noise level by reducing the ISO number, why do it?
    : In the case of film a lower ISO number usually meant finer
    : grain images. The finest grain film may have been about ISO 25.

    IIRC, we used to shoot even Panatomic-X at 100.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 8, 2008
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    Bryon Lape Guest


    Agreed. There are many times I wish I could go lower than my D80's 100
    ASA... I mean ISO... :)
     
    Bryon Lape, Oct 8, 2008
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    Bryon Lape Guest


    What is that?? About 12 stops?
     
    Bryon Lape, Oct 8, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    9, I think.

    I should know, I have one, just haven't used it for some time and am too
    lazy to get it out and check. It's day *will* come...
     
    Mark Thomas, Oct 8, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Newer models are optimized for high ISO. The D500 has a faked ISO 100.

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    Paul Furman, Oct 9, 2008
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    Robert Coe Guest

    Robert Coe wrote:
    :
    : > IIRC, we used to shoot even Panatomic-X at 100.
    : >
    : Why? Why not just use Plus X?

    Because Panatomic-X had finer grain.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 10, 2008
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    Peter Guest


    At first I thought your reference was a typo. Didn't know the D500 was
    released.
     
    Peter, Oct 10, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Oops, I meant D700,.
    Is there a D500 announcement?
     
    Paul Furman, Oct 10, 2008
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  19. I've been gonna ask; this is a good place:

    Even when pushed to 100?
     
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 10, 2008
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    Peter Guest


    I posted my answer because the same thing was repeated so I did a quick
    Google and came up with this:

    http://insidetheshutter.com/blog/?p=380
     
    Peter, Oct 10, 2008
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