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Nathan Padgett wrote:
B/c the sensor/camera doesn't NATIVELY go past 6400, or lower than 100.....to get past that the camera is basically pushing or pulling the exposure just like you would in Photoshop, or Lightroom, or Aperture.....i guarantee it has nothing to do with the ISO not recognizing past iso 10,000.....the D3s Natively goes to 12,800, so if you dial it to 12,800, it will say 12,800.
Sometimes I think underexposing just a little in the higher ISO's and bumping it up later in post gives better results than a shot with the higher ISO to begin with (especially the "H" settings). Anyone else feel the same?
My experience has been the exact opposite. My cleanest files are always when properly exposing at any given ISO. So to underexpose at ISO 3200 and then overexpose when processing will look worse then simply exposing properly at ISO 4000 or ISO 5000, etc. It sounds like your experience has been different. But for me, I shoot a lot of low light shots, so I did my own tests for myself, and that was my conclusion.
Just to be clear, you're responding to Nathan PADGET, and not Nathan HAMLER, correct? lol..... Obviously it's always best to nail the exposure, but as Rodolfo suggested, ETTR (exposing to the right), or slightly over exposing, and then pulling it back in post, always yields cleaner results in terms of noise at higher iso's, but maybe not in terms of dynamic range and preserving highlights.....although, most modern sensors still hold highlights fairly well even at higher ISO's...