Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/18

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Subject: [Leica] DMR/EI3200
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Tue Apr 18 07:42:45 2006
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Alastair, there's no 3200 setting.  It only goes up to 800, at least 
with the current version of the firmware.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

On Apr 17, 2006, at 10:24 PM, Alastair Firkin wrote:

> Well it looks pretty good: what happens if you set it at 3200 ISO
> deliberately?
>  During my granddaughter's first easter egg hunt I accidentally made a
>> couple of exposures at 1/1000 sec where the meter indicated something
>> closer to 1/100 sec, so this was about 3 stops underexposed.  The DMR
>> was set at ISO 400 making these photos exposed at about EI 3200.  I
>> pushed during processing to compensate using ACR bundled with Adobe
>> Photoshop Elements 3.0 which as I understand it doesn't do a great job
>> at noise reduction.  No other noise reduction software was used, so
>> consider this a worst-case scenario.
>> Keep in mind I'm making no claims w.r.t. the artistic merit or my
>> focussing skill in this picture; you can see that her coat's zipper 
>> and
>> embroidery is in the plane of focus, not her eyes.  I'm also making no
>> claims w.r.t. the usability of this photo from a noise point of view,
>> that's up to each of us to decide individually.  Just the facts, 
>> ma'am.
>> Here's the full picture:
>> and a 100% crop (not dial-up friendly):
>> Doug Herr
>> Birdman of Sacramento
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Replies: Reply from rdcb37 at (Rick Dykstra) ([Leica] DMR/EI3200)
In reply to: Message from telyt at (Douglas Herr) ([Leica] DMR/EI3200)
Message from firkin at (Alastair Firkin) ([Leica] DMR/EI3200)