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Old Oct 13, 2012, 1:54 PM   #1
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Default Nikon D600 at 25,600 ISO!

I wanted to see what this camera could do at its highest ISO straight-out-of-camera without any computer post-processing.

These are all three SooC, High-ISO NR turned OFF, monochrome medium fine jpegs:








I cannot believe these are 25600.. I'm really blown away. The noise is so fine and nicely structured that it looks more like film grain to me. I don't typically like my color photos to have grain but I would have no problems at all going to 25,600 ISO for pictures that I was intending to convert to black and white. I typically shoot raw and then do any conversions in post so this isn't how I'd usually do my B&W. I just wanted to keep it all in-camera for the purpose of this experiment.

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Old Oct 13, 2012, 2:12 PM   #2
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thanks for this .... I currently have my eye on the d600 also
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 2:37 PM   #3
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For these two I took the raw file instead of the jpeg and did a full processing in Lightroom 4. They came out very usable! Shot at 25,600 ISO




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Old Oct 22, 2012, 1:34 AM   #4
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I think if u just print to 4R size, with ISO 25600, 100% no issue at all.
If you don't mind, may I know what lens do you use to take above photos?
Still considering to get D600
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 8:43 AM   #5
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I used the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII. It's a wonderful combination!

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Could we have an untouched colour jpeg.... just for completeness..?
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 2:26 PM   #7
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I'll try to shoot something in color jpeg mode when I have a chance. I typically shoot in raw.

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