Sunday, April 20, 2008

A little fun with noise and DOF

Untitled 3513: Nikon D80, Nikkor 70-300/f4.5-5.6 G-ED (AF-S); 300 mm, 1/60, f40, exposure Hi 1. The D80 tops out at ISO 1600, with Hi .3, Hi .7 and Hi 1, which is what I shot here. Lots of noise, like Tri-X pushed to about 3200 (and, uh, in color). Even at f40 field isn't as deep as I was shooting for, but I enjoyed the effect all the same.

Untitled 3516: Nikon D80, Nikkor 70-300/f4.5-5.6 G-ED (AF-S); 300mm, 1/60, f13, ISO 1600. This photo, taken only about a minute after the above, is opened up to f13 as opposed to the fully stopped down f40 in the above, and so I was able to turn the ISO down to 1600. Notice the lack of noise, and even less depth of field. I was as minimum focus distance and the background was about eight times further down the glass.
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