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D700 part 2 (ISO!!!)

Ok, I think I’ll be blogging alot and telling everyone stories about how I really feel on this new system. Heck, I am still excited getting acquainted with the d700. I’m still going through the thick manual reading its function 1 by 1. Looking for a function in a nikon d700 is like going into amazon jungle, you’ll have high chances of getting lost. It took me like 2 minutes to look through the menu to find the freaking auto ISO sensitivity option and turn it off. But I suppose its just a matter of getting use to it.
I find canon’s big dial is more fun to play with.
Yesterday, i fooled around with a 20mm lens shooting night scene handheld outside my apartment. Now i’m not gonna be comparing d700 ISO performance with 50D’s ISO performance, its just a different league, maybe someday i can borrow a d300 or a 5Dii and write to you about it’s ISO performance. I took the shots below at f4 at 1/30s shutter speed. Its noise performance is amazing. Check it out. erm, white balance for both shots is different, i was too excited shooting the 6400, i forget to set it back to the standard white balance.

You may view the really large size here.

Large size here.

However, i was a little curious about the noise performance of in camera jpeg and post processed raw file jpeg.
So here is what i managed to fool around with.

This is direct from Camera at ISO6400
Large size here.

While this is RAW file conversion
iso6400 raw
Large size here.

and here are iso 12800 and 25600 jpeg direct from camera

Large here.

Large here.

my next post, AF~~~ stay tuned. πŸ˜‰


January 8, 2009 - Posted by | Gear


  1. I LOVE it! The noise level is amazingly low.

    Comment by Seng Ming | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. life is great!

    Comment by jrhew | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. stop poisoning me please .. i almost want to sell all my equipment and buy D700 di πŸ™‚

    Comment by Joe Chiang | January 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. I was a bit worry that most of the noise reduction capability came from the post process algorithm in the camera. But looking at ur RAW conversion, it seems like the sensor native noise capability is already amazing (what iso was that btw?). Good choice, my fren!

    Comment by Teck Siong | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  5. @teck siong: enam ribu empat ratus

    Comment by jrhew | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. @Joe: why wait, life is short to wait. Just Do It!

    Comment by wanching | January 9, 2009 | Reply

    Victor.. u did it.. u successfully poisoned another 2 guys.. haha…

    Comment by Gie | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  8. Yo… Lets go outing…

    Comment by Gie | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. Amazing ISO performance. D700 ISO6400 noise cleanliness is matching the D90 ISO1600…. nice!!

    Joe, sell me your lens!! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by tcsee | January 9, 2009 | Reply

  10. hmmm… antidote for this poison.

    Comment by jrhew | January 9, 2009 | Reply

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