Sunday, March 2, 2014

Photography Stuff - ISO

I always supported the theory that there is less noise in ISO increments of 160 ever since I learned about it.  Wasn't sure if I believed it, but I thought "why not, wouldn't hurt".

Andrew Shar did a test using video.  Try look at ISO 160 and compare to ISO 100 and ISO 125.   Compare ISO 1250 and ISO 1000. Higher ISO but less noise!

So, you wannabe photographers like me, use ISO 160, 320, 640, or 1250 - one easy way to improve your shots!

Additionally, he says that increments of 125 are the worse (125, 250, 500, 1000). Stay awaaaaaay from those.

Here's a link if you wanna read more:  Andrew Shar's ISO test.


Les said...

wow I guess i should start listening to you more often! :D

Honolulu Aunty said...

Okay, dat was like Greek to me. That's the language of photographers? You guys talk funny kine! Noise? I couldn't hear anything.....

Maybe this aunty is deaf.

SW said...

That's cool tip! I'll definitely try that next time...Thanks for sharing!

jalna said...

See, I told you, Les.

Me too, Aunty. When I first heard the term "noise" in photos, I wondered what they were talking about.

Welcome, Shun Wah.

Nippon Nin said...

I have no idea what you talking about but fascinating. I feel like I'm in a wrong class room listening a lecture. I will show this post to my husband to translate for me later.
I did same things in my collage days...Ask friend for her notebook right after the lecture was finished. I had to bake cookies or treat her for a ice cream cone.

jalna said...

Ooooh, so lucky your friend, Akemi.