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Old Oct 2, 2006, 7:01 PM   #1
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I was taking some photos of my son playing basketball. I noticed the photos I had been taking were coming out a bit on the yellow side using Auto WB. So i experimented before hand and found that with the white balance set on Tungsten, i got more natural colors. So I went with Tungsten for the shoot. The photos in the quick preview looked nice and bright (duh). But once I downloaded the photos i noticed there was quite a bit of noise in the photos. More so than usual. Does anyone know what might have caused this? I typically shoot ISO 1600, auto WB, f/2.2. shutter speed varies between 350-1000 in AV mode, 85mm f1.8 prime lens..

This time around I shot ISO 1600, f/2.8 (using my 70-200 f2.8 Sigma lens), WB set at Tungsten, shutter speed varied between 350-640. Any input is greatly appreciated.

First two photos are with the f/2.8 lens and tungsten setting. The third with auto WB and f/1.8 lens (set at 2.2). Is this the quality I should expect with these settings (no flash)? What can i do differently (besides practice that is :G)

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 7:04 PM   #2
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1. tungsten WB f/2.8
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2. Tungsten WB, f/2.8
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3. auto WB, f/2.2 85mm prime lens
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problem? shooting at 1600 ISO.

you might want to shoot at 800 or 400 since you have a bright lense
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 7:53 PM   #6
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So you think the noise is typical and not excessive in these photos? I shoot at 1600 to up my shutter speed to stop action. Granted I'm new to all this but hope to learn more as I go. And Like I said I used two different lenses. I just thought I got more noise using the 70-200 f/28 sigma as opposed to the f/1.8 Canon prime.

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 8:47 PM   #7
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yes the higher the ISO the more noise it is. I dont know much about canon mount lense, but those lense that you have should be very good.

Typically a prime lense is a lot sharper then a zoom lense that is why you might see more noise on the zoom sigma lense. I didnt think that a lower quality lense will show more noise, I just thought that the picture wont be as sharp. Maybe that could be confused as be more noisy.


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