An Accidental ISO Test…

An accidental high ISO test…

So I went to Berry College yesterday to photograph the baby deer. I am still learning the Nikon D7200, but did not do what I should have done, check my settings properly. I went to change the ISO to 400, but had turned the dial on the front of the camera as well setting it to Auto ISO sensitivity control. I had it “On” as well as ISO 400. I was getting great shutter speeds! After about 50 images I thought it was too good to be true. I checked and realized my mistake and corrected it. Once I got home, I was very pleased with my “test”! The noise levels were not bad at all! The first image was at ISO 400, the second was at ISO 12,800 and the last was at ISO 25,600!

All the images were shot using the Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D7200, Sirui P204S monopod and L10 head, Peak Design Leash, Lowepro bags, processed in Lightroom CC.

ISO 400

Whitetail Fawn 070815a copy

ISO 12,800

Whitetail Fawn 070815m copy

ISO 25,600

Whitetail Fawn 070815z copy

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4 Responses to “An Accidental ISO Test…”

  1. Amazing! The “noise” is not noticeable considering the high ISO…

  2. lilybug1960 Says:

    It is very good! I remember on my old D-300s, there was more noise at 3200!

  3. Tony Triolo Says:

    Your results look understandably good at high ISOs in large part because the shots were made in daylight. Run your test again in low light or nighttime situations to get more realistic noise levels. That would be a more realistic test since you would generally only use those super high ISOs under those conditions.

    • lilybug1960 Says:

      The test was done accidentally actually due to my failure to check my settings. I was in very shaded light which is pretty common for the situations I shoot. Shooting wildlife at night isn’t really something that would apply to my work. My posting these results were mainly for photographers who shoot similar situations and to give them an idea of what can be achieved. In no way was it meant to be scientific. Purely accidental. Thanks though.

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