Disclaimer: Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the noise
of a P&S!
But even in the realms of DSLRs we see a lot of bantering between the FF, APS-C and four-thirds camps. And Gordon does a lot of tests in the lab and real life to show us how each body performs with regard to noise
And yes, I can see noise
even at ISO200 at my D80 (which is supposed to be quite good).
My wife just bought a large book about the fleural creations of the frenchman Christian Tortu with photographs by Sylvain Thomas. Beautiful pics of Tortu's bouquets in large print (24x31cm).
And you know what?
I can see noise
there! After that I looked into other illustrated books, and there it was again: noise
and more noise
Honestly, we should calm down in our debate about the level of noise with todays DSLRs and focus on more important topics, e.g. the contrast that a lens or cam can produce under different ligthing conditions. A serious lack of contrast can really ruin your pic and no amount of postprocessing will bring the original information and tonality back. See a gross example of that claim here:
So let's get over with noise
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