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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:37 pm 
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When I first read about the uber-high ISOs I thought "why would anyone ever need that?". I now stand corrected. I was shooting a rock concert, and the lighting was nothing short of terrible (lighting guy admitted that himself when I struck up a conversation), and I had to digitally boost my images to even over ISO 256.000! :shock:

Picture proof, this was with a F/2.8 fisheye at 1/50th of a second (any lower would really blur the performer's motion):

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There was also some TERRIBLE backlighting aimed directly into the eyes of the crowd, which apparently killed my D90's metering (all modes) and made my 2.8 fish flare like madness:

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Still got some acceptable shots out of it but man, I got stressed (and I, of course, could not use flash)....

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Indeed, I think I learned more that night than any other photo gig. My trick was to shoot full manual using ISO averages for stage lighting (experience), and brighten/darken later. That was for the fisheye, the D2H with 50 1.4 had no problems except some focus hunting. :)

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I had to digitally boost my images to even over ISO 256.000!


What do you mean? Is this the same as boosting exposure of an underexposed a raw image in PP?

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Yeah pretty much. I boosted it to what the shot would've looked like if I shot it at ISO 256.000.

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