Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/05

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Digilux 2 @ 1600 :-)
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Sep 5 07:13:24 2004

The problem with it is that noise is always worse in underexposed areas
of images - even at low isos. And by under exposing the entire image 2
stops, to say nothing of the darkest areas...On the other hand, as
Daniel notes, it's a good technique when there is no alternative. Which
is really what shooting at 1600 or 3200 with film are all about. ;-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Daniel Ridings
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 3:22 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Digilux 2 @ 1600 :-)

> So any of you other folks out there with Leica digital camera's try 
> this and if so, how well did it work for you?

It works well with almost all digital cameras ... when the alternative
is not to take a shot.

Nikon even gives you a setting for it. Nikon D100 has ISO 200 - 1600 and
then it goes over to HI-1 and HI-2, which is basically ISO 1600 with -1
and -2 EV preset. Those who have a D70 without the HI-1 and HI-2 can
just set it by hand and get the same results.

I use this method all the times for sports (ice skating).


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