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Old Jul 28, 2010, 8:45 AM   #11
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While I can see that limiting to iso 80 and using a tripod gives the lowest noise possible, it also really only works in a lot of situations if you have ideal conditions and can be sure your subject won't move and you have a tripod handy. For general handheld use I think Sarah's 400 outdoors and 800 indoors gives a reasonable balance between noise and shake especially if you have the tools to clean up the noise a bit in postproduction.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:31 AM   #12
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Thanks Martin-

Because I knew that my FZ-35 Beginner's Guide would be used by many people, in many situations, my ISO 400 out doors and ISO 800 indoors is a generalization/compromise. I had to creat a rule to handle a multidue of photo environments. It does work. It will stop blurring, but at the very same time will create some noise, that is easily addressed by noise reduction software like Neat Image or Noise Ninja.

Under optimum conditions, you should be using a tripod and the lowest possible ISO setting. But not everyone will use a tripod, and there will indeed be people in photos that do move. So, my intent was to create a guide that would get beginners started easily, and to develop their skills. No Guide can how to address every possible photo situation.

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