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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Digilux 2 @ 1600 :-)
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Sun Sep 5 07:14:58 2004
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A 2 or 3 years ago I took some pictures at 1600 asa with a Canon D30 in 
the crypt of a monastery in Northern Spain which was almost dark. The 
results were markedly better than film at this speed, and it was this 
which was the determining experience in making my Leicas semi retire!
There was even more scepticism from certain LUG members then! It is the 
superior low light performance of digital which is its biggest benefit 
over film IME.

On 4 Sep, 2004, at 18:34, Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Ted Grant wrote:
>> So any others out there having a shot at this? And what's your 
>> results look
>> like?
> Hi Ted,
> My Canon DSLR has ISO settings going up to 1600, and I find the 800 to 
> be excellent and the 1600 highly usable. I may post some pictures I 
> took of my wife during our anniversary dinner in an Amsterdam 
> restaurant a couple of weeks ago--all shot in dim light at 1600, and 
> all highly usable even though shot with a crappy Sigma zoom.
> There is no question in my mind that the images I get from this camera 
> at 800 or 1600 are superior to film. There is also a pseudo 3200 
> setting--I think all it does is dialling in an extra stop of exposure 
> compensation--and that one I find quite ugly. But then again, film I 
> have shot at 3200 is also quite ugle...That setting is truly for 
> situations where getting an image--any image--is absolutely necessary.
> Nathan
> -- 
> Nathan Wajsman
> Almere, The Netherlands
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