Let There Be Light (without noise artifacts)
My photographer’s self is about to rise from a summer sleep–a not uncommon torpor that comes from too much heat, too much green and a general lethargy that overcomes me at certain combinations of heat and humidity.
I am going to revisit the notion of 1) moving up in the Nikon DSLR series, or 2) selling what I have to reduce the guilt from the costs of switching to Canon.
My chief dissatisfaction with Nikon is the low-light high-ISO color noise above ISO 400. This really limits the kinds of places I can shoot successfully. I’d be happy with a bigger and brighter LCD screen. And the potential for video would be a nice possible avenue into which to move that is not possible now.
I cleared my summer-dormant 2GB memory card of a dozen shots from the Hotel Floyd music (Windfall) last week, and here’s one pleasant and recurrent scene from that setting–the play of small children in the outdoor amphitheater–sometimes completely oblivious to the music, and other times, so revved up by it they can barely contain themselves.
I really should have shot this kind of action image at 800 and a faster shutter speed, but dang that color noise.
Am I just posturing here, or will I go by Larry’s and take a look at his Nikon 300 and 700 to see if they will solve my “issues” or will I just whine and my D200 stay in the bag for indoor shots or when the sun begins to fade?ï»¿
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