Noise about noise...

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Stacey, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    Here's that image fixed. >5 minutes using neat image plugin in PS7and I'm
    real sure if I wasn't working on a recompressed, downsampled (single step
    downsampling?) already sharpened jpeg, I could make it look even better
    than this.

    You don't need faster lenses, although it wouldn't hurt I suppose if you can
    stand less DOF. Noise ISN'T something that can't be easily fixed and IMHO
    it's easier to fix noise than crappy color renditions or WB problems,
    motion blur etc..

    BTW the original looks underexposed which might be why it's that noisy to
    start with?
    Stacey, Feb 16, 2005
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    SteveJ Guest

    I also see banding somewhat in the picture, not just a Canon problem.
    SteveJ, Feb 16, 2005
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    paul Guest

    Are you sure faster lenses don't give faster speed at the same f-stop?

    Yes it was pretty badly underexposed and it's almost a 100% crop, not
    reduced much, and at 200mm on a 28-200 f/3.5-5.6 so struggling with a
    bad lens at that range. I posted as an extreme example of digital noise.
    paul, Feb 17, 2005
  4. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    Yes VERY sure.
    I understand that and it was a good one to show that even EXTREAM noise can
    be tamed.
    Stacey, Feb 18, 2005
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