ISO-12800 Comparison

I had quite a few comments from Photography Life readers about my recent article Pushing a Small 1″ Sensor to ISO-12800. Some folks asked if they could see a comparison between the finished images in the article and the original RAW files (i.e. I opened up the RAW files in CS6 and made a jpeg out of them without making any adjustments in CS6). This short article shows the ISO-12800 comparison between the original RAW files and the finished files I used in the article.

Each image from the original article is shown as an original RAW file, then followed by a processed version of the image.

NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.

NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 208mm, efov 561.6mm, ISO 12800, 1/640, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 208mm, efov 561.6mm, ISO 12800, 1/640, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, ISO 12800, 1/250, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, ISO 12800, 1/250, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 275.1mm, efov 742.8mm, ISO 12800, 1/500, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 275.1mm, efov 742.8mm, ISO 12800, 1/500, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, ISO 12800, 1/320, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, ISO 12800, 1/320, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 215.5mm, efov 581.8mm, ISO 12800, 1/400, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 215.5mm, efov 581.8mm, ISO 12800, 1/400, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 197.9mm, efov 534.3mm, ISO 12800, 1/640, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 197.9mm, efov 534.3mm, ISO 12800, 1/640, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 245.7mm, efov 663.4mm, ISO 12800, 1/250, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 245.7mm, efov 663.4mm, ISO 12800, 1/250, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 204.5mm, efov 552.2mm, ISO 12800, 1/160, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 204.5mm, efov 552.2mm, ISO 12800, 1/160, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, ISO 12800, 1/250, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 300mm, efov 810mm, ISO 12800, 1/250, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 245.7mm, efov 663.4mm, ISO 12800, 1/500, f/5.6
NIKON 1 V3 + 1 NIKKOR VR CX 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 245.7mm, efov 663.4mm, ISO 12800, 1/500, f/5.6

I hope providing these additional images made from the RAW files without any adjustments in post has been helpful.

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2 thoughts on “ISO-12800 Comparison”

  1. That’s it! From now on I will send all my high ISO pics to you to process. You just have a magic touch in post.

    WEJ

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