Want a Higher ISO? Expect more Noise.

The bois­ter­ous gen­eral opin­ion on Higher ISOs is just that — noisy.

The higher the ISO when tak­ing pho­tographs with your SLR, the more noise it cre­ates. So all of the efforts we make try­ing to tweak and adjust our cam­eras for that per­fect light­ing, coun­ter­acts with the clar­ity of the photograph.

Thus, here is our plea to the cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers: We have suf­fi­cient mega pix­els, we cer­tainly don’t need more (Since that is what seems cam­era man­u­fac­tur­ers are giv­ing us nowa­days‚¦). Instead why not give us bet­ter low light/noise performance?

It should be noted that some pho­tog­ra­phers, espe­cially fine art pho­tog­ra­phers, can use noise to their advan­tage in order to cre­ate a cer­tain feel. For the most part though, most pho­tog­ra­phers hate noise.

Pho­tog­ra­phy forum link: http://www.photography.ca/Forums/showthread.php?t=1916


  1. Hi Marko,

    When I’m forced to shoot in low light and high ISO I imme­di­ately start to put my brain in a B&W mode. I start see­ing things with that end in mind. That way I try to use the grain­i­ness to my advan­tage, as you point out.



    P.S. Sav­ing my pen­nies for a D300.

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