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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:22 pm 
Why can you see noise clearer on an out of focus part of a photograph than an in focus part ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:42 pm 
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Easy, Bart: It's because the out-of-focus areas are smoother / less structured so you can see the noise better!
You still a little disappointed with the noise of your new gear?

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Well, that 50mm f1.4 sure can produce out-of-focus effects!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:02 am 
Sorry just realised, Gordon and Tom have same post counts :)


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Not any more!

Spooky though...! And Thomas will almost certainly overtake me in just a few hours time...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:53 am 
tombomba2 wrote:
Easy, Bart: It's because the out-of-focus areas are smoother / less structured so you can see the noise better!
You still a little disappointed with the noise of your new gear?


Yeah, al little but on every picture I take I find myself zooming in to 2:1. I guess I have to stop pixel peeping and focus more on the entire photograph.


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Yeah, pixel-peeping is the malady of the times :roll:
What monitor are you looking at when evaluating your photos?
Mine is 21" 1600x1200 and that is filled up by the entire pic at 50%, the size being equivalent (roughly) to a DIN A3 print. So looking at photos at 100% is already borderline :wink:

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tombomba2 wrote:
Yeah, pixel-peeping is the malady of the times :roll:
What monitor are you looking at when evaluating your photos?
Mine is 21" 1600x1200 and that is filled up by the entire pic at 50%, the size being equivalent (roughly) to a DIN A3 print. So looking at photos at 100% is already borderline :wink:


19" 1280x1024


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19" is still larger than DIN A4, so when you look at a pic at 100% on your monitor it's approx 3x enlarged.
So try evaluating the noise at 33%. I think that's a much more realistic magnification.

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