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Few ISO 1600 shots with Nikon 1 V1 and 18.5mm/1.8 lens

Here are three shots taken with V1 plus 18.5/1.8 combo. All are ISO 1600 and I have done only very mild noise reduction in Lightroom 5. I found all these quite acceptable. What do you think about the amount and nature of the noise? Please, click the photos so they will open larger in Flickr.

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I’ll forget X-Pro1 RAWs – for now

I have tried to process X-Pro1 RAW files with Lightroom and have not been very happy with the results. This is especially true with high ISO shots. ISO 1600 is totally okay but I will need ISO 3200 and even 6400 often. With that high values I am getting quite mediocre results.

When shooting JPEGs even ISO 6400 is quite clean of noise. Below is a shot taken with ISO 6400 and I even added some grain by using a VSCO Film preset. And I feel very comfortable with that shot and result. You can see evolution in that shot. I really hope Lightroom’s RAW converter will have same kind of a evolution – from dinosaurs to elephants.

Two chaps

Two chaps, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Found these little fellows from our backyard. This is shot at ISO 3200 in very dimly lit woods. The result is not bad, I think. Of course there is noise but it is quite pleasing in appereance and color tones are nicely produced even at high ISOs. This is one of the main things which make Fuji X100 to shine. I can use auto ISO all the time and not to worry about noise or color rendering.

And this is just a very quick snapshot. Handheld. Not any planning before shooting. Just shoot. Aperture mode f/5.6, auto ISO, no flash. JPEG.